Asylum: Accommodation Centres:Written question - 64009

Q
Asked by Mrs Anne Main
(St Albans)
Asked on: 17 February 2017
Home Office
Asylum: Accommodation Centres
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the length of stay in initial accommodation in the asylum system.
A
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 27 February 2017

The Home Office aims to move asylum seekers from Initial Accommodation to Dispersed Accommodation within 19 days. Some asylum seekers stay in Initial Accommodation for shorter or longer periods depending on their individual needs; the Home Office closely monitors the length of stay. The Home Office is working closely with it providers to ensure that there is sufficient accommodation to allow asylum seekers to move on from initial accommodation within an appropriate timescale.

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