This briefing summarises statistics on asylum seekers in the UK and refugees who arrive through resettlement programmes.
The debate is in the name of Navendu Mishra. The motion of the debate is:
That this House has considered delays in the asylum system.
For some relevant background information, see
- Library briefing paper 1403, Asylum statistics, 1 July 2021 (section 2)
- Refugee Council, Living in Limbo: A decade of delays in the UK asylum system, July 2021
- Home Office, New Plan for Immigration: policy statement, 24 March 2021
The paper provides a timeline of events and statistics on casualties, Syria's humanitarian and refugee situation, and UK aid spending and military activity.
People arriving under the Afghan resettlement and relocation schemes are eligible for integration support in the UK including help to find housing, work and learn English. Their temporary hotel accommodation is being withdrawn over the coming months and residents are being told to find alternative housing.