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National Asylum Support Service

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens from each of the countries which joined the EU in May 2004 are being supported by the National Asylum Support Service. (79017)

I am advised that the information available is set out in the table.

Number of asylum seekers (including dependants) supported by NASS from countries that joined the EU in May 2004 as at the end of March 2006

Nationality

Subsistence only

In dispersed accommodation

Total

Cyprus

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

*

*

Lithuania

5

5

Malta

Poland

5

5

Slovakia

Slovenia

Czech Republic

10

10

Total

10

10

20

‘*’= 1 or 2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5 and may not sum due to rounding.

NASS provides this support only to EU nationals who are, or have been, asylum seekers, whose claim is either outstanding or their circumstances are such that they are at present neither able to work nor to return home.