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Asylum: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unsuccessful asylum seekers were in receipt of section 4 support on 1 November 2008. (243119)

Information on the numbers in receipt of section 4 support is published on a quarterly basis in the Control of Immigration Quarterly statistical bulletin. The latest published information shows that as at the end of September 2008, 10,220 applicants, excluding dependants, were in receipt of Section 4 support.

Further National Statistics on asylum and immigration 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/immigration-asylum-stats.html.