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Asylum: Bromsgrove

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers reside in Bromsgrove constituency. (130134)

Information on decision outcomes relating to asylum seekers in particular areas of the UK is not available.

If an asylum application has been finally determined as refused, but the asylum seeker is destitute and there are reasons that temporarily prevent them from leaving the United Kingdom then they can be eligible for support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. As at the March 2007 there were 8,780 applicants, excluding dependants, in receipt of section 4 support in the UK. Further regional breakdowns are not available.

Statistics regarding the location of asylum seekers in receipt of support are available. As at the end of March 2007 there were no asylum seekers in receipt of support in Bromsgrove constituency.

The numbers of asylum seekers in receipt of support, broken down by Government Office Region and local authority, and those in receipt of section 4 support are published on a quarterly and annual basis. The latest publication, covering the first quarter of 2007, is available on the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at:

Further breakdowns, of those in receipt of support, by parliamentary constituency, are also available from the Library of the House.