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Asylum: Costs

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated amount was of (a) support costs, (b) administration costs, (c) housing costs, (d) legal costs, (e) deportation costs and (f) other costs of the asylum system in each year since 1997. (305999)

[holding answer 10 December 2009]: It is not possible to provide an accurate estimate of the full costs of the specific breakdown of costs for each of the years requested except at disproportionate cost as the information was not recorded in the required format.