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National Asylum Support Service: Greater London

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford, (b) the London borough of Bexley and (c) Greater London received support from the National Asylum Support Service in each of the last five years. (162070)

The following table shows the number of asylum seekers recorded as receiving asylum support in Bexleyheath and Crayford, the London borough of Bexley and Greater London as at the end of each year for the last five years.

The numbers of asylum seekers in receipt of support, broken down by Government office region and local authority, are published on a quarterly and annual basis. Copies of these publications are available on the Home Office research, development and statistics website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.

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

As at end of December1

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Bexleyheath and Crayford

Subsistence only2

n/a

15

10

10

15

Dispersed

n/a

0

5

0

0

Total

n/a

15

15

10

15

Bexley

Subsistence only2

105

80

70

60

55

Dispersed

10

5

10

5

5

Total

115

85

80

65

60

Greater London

Subsistence only2

28,560

22,025

14,505

10,000

8,110

Dispersed

2,605

2,900

1,455

1,300

1,370

Total

31,165

24,925

15,960

11,300

9,480

n/a = not available

1 Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

2 Asylum seekers do not necessarily reside in the area where they are recorded as receiving subsistence support.