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Asylum: Scotland

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were supported in accommodation in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland on the latest date for which figures are available. (301730)

The following table shows the number of asylum seekers who were supported in accommodation, in Scotland by parliamentary constituency, as at end of September 2009. These figures exclude unaccompanied asylum-seeking children supported by local authorities and those in initial accommodation.

The breakdown of immigration statistics by parliamentary constituency is available from the Library of the House. Information on asylum is published annually and quarterly. Annual statistics for 2008 and the latest statistics for Q3 2009 are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html

Asylum seekers supported in accommodation1, 2, 3, in Scotland by parliamentary constituency, as at end of September 2009

Parliamentary constituency name4

Number

Edinburgh North and Leith

*

Glasgow Central

275

Glasgow East

245

Glasgow North

140

Glasgow North East

1,055

Glasgow North West

400

Glasgow South

195

Glasgow South West

340

Scotland total

2,650

1 Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5 with “*” = 1 or 2. Figures may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.

2 Excludes unaccompanied asylum-seeking children supported by local authorities, estimated as less than 50 in Scotland in September 2009.

3 Excludes those in initial accommodation, 75 in Scotland as at the end of September 2009.

4 Only those parliamentary constituencies where dispersed cases are resident are shown.