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Asylum: York

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people living in York seeking asylum in each year since 1997. (197128)

Statistics on the location of asylum seekers in the UK are linked to the available information on the support that the asylum seeker receives. The location of those asylum seekers not in receipt of support is not available.

The number of asylum seekers in receipt of support is available, broken down by Government office region, local authority and parliamentary constituency; these regional breakdowns are available from December 2002.

The number of asylum seekers in receipt of support is published on a quarterly and annual basis. Copies of these publications are available in the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at:

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

Further breakdowns by parliamentary constituency are available from the Library of the House.