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Asylum: Housing

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 630W, on asylum: housing, how many asylum seekers are housed in dwellings that were formerly vacant social housing. (323198)

The UK Border Agency contracts with a number of local authorities for the provision of accommodation for eligible asylum seekers. The agency's contracts with local authorities do not stipulate what type of housing they use to fulfil their contractual requirements.