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Asylum: Young People

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 13, on asylum applications, what change there has been to the number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people in Croydon in the last 12 months according to records held by his Department. (297457)

Our records indicate that 731 unaccompanied asylum seeking children were in the care of Croydon council on 31 March 2008, and 708 on 31 March 2009.