Asylum: Housing

Home Office written question – answered am ar 12 Chwefror 2015.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol, Brent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants receiving support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 have been receiving that support for more than (a) two, (b) four and (c) six years; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The total number of main applicants supported under Section 4 is now well below the peak of 12,019 in the Quarter 3 of 2009, standing at 3,566 in the Quarter 3 of 2014.

The number of main asylum claimants receiving Section 4 support for more than two, four and six years is set out in the table below.


Number of people

More than 2 years and up to 4 years


More than 4 years and up to 6 years


More than 6 years


PQ 223236 - Data Table (Word Document, 11.84 KB)

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