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Asylum: Finance

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time an asylum seeker remained on (a) section 4 and (b) section 95 support was in the most recent period for which figures are available. (255869)

The way that the UK Border Agency records data on support under section 95 and section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 does not enable the collation of the average length of time individuals spend on either of these forms of support without an examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.