HC Deb 03 July 1995 vol 263 c17W
Mr. Barnes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the(a) monthly and (b) annual change in the numbers of asylum seekers accepted as homeless by local authorities under the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993. [30546]

Mr. Robert B. Jones

[holding answer 26 June 1995]: The data collected from local authorities in England on the numbers of households for which they accept responsibility to secure permanent accommodation under the homelessness provisions of the Housing Act 1985 have, since the beginning of 1994, included the numbers accepted after being granted asylum. The available data are as follows:

Acceptance of former asylum seekers Percentage change on previous quarter
Quarter 1 1994 300 n/a
Quarter 2 1994 260 -13
Quarter 3 1994 210 -19
Quarter 4 1994 250 +19
Quarter 1 1995 250 0