To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children were accommodated by her Department without a local authority assuming responsibility for them (a) from 14 July 2021 to 22 November 2021 and (b) from 23 November 2021 to present.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
21 March 2022
The number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children accommodated by the Home Office without a local authority assuming responsibility for them from 14 July 2021 to 22 November 2021 was 890.
The corresponding figure for the period from 23 November 2021 to 22 February 2022 was 361.
The figures are based on local management information and are subject to change.