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Asylum Seekers

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost per week was of section 4 support for a failed asylum seeker in the latest period for which figures are available. (101780)

The average cost per week for support of a failed asylum seeker on section 4 support was last calculated in 2005 as approximately £129 per week.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers were receiving section 4 support on 30 September (a) 2006, (b) 2005 and (c) 2004. (101783)

The number of failed asylum seekers receiving section 4 support is only available from March 2005. The number of failed asylum seekers in receipt of section 4 support is published on a quarterly and annual basis. The latest publication covering the third quarter of 2006 is available on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics website at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those given community service orders were failed asylum seekers in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (104543)