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Asylum: Hotels

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3298, tabled on 8 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what share of the costs for hotel rooms booked for refugees and asylum seekers relate to the first 12 months after arrival.

Answered on

22 November 2022

The significant increase in dangerous journeys across the Channel is placing unprecedented strain on our asylum system and it has made it necessary to continue to use hotels to accommodate some asylum seekers. The use of hotels is a short-term solution and we are working hard with local authorities to find appropriate accommodation.

There are currently more than 37,000 asylum seekers in hotels costing the UK taxpayer £5.6 million a day. Occupancy levels vary and the number of people flowing through contingency hotel accommodation in any one month is not recorded.

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