Asylum seekers and their dependants in receipt of section 4 and section 95 support and those in dispersed accommodation.
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The numbers of asylum seekers or dependants of asylum seekers in receipt of Section 95 support since 2004.
The numbers of asylum seekers or dependants of asylum seekers in receipt of Section 4 support since 2005.
The number of asylum seekers or dependants of asylum seekers in dispersed accommodation under Section 95 since 2003 in Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland, Leeds and Glasgow.
Given that local authorities are largely no longer responsible for housing asylum seekers under Section 4 and Section 95 throughout the UK unless as subcontractors to primary housing providers (excluding those few asylum seekers that are housed by LAs under the National Assistance Act 1948 and the Children Act 1989), what public authority is responsible for ensuring housing decisions are made with regard to the public sector Equality Duty detailed in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010? Is this now the responsibility of the Home Office? Are equality impact assessments conducted prior to the placement of an asylum seeker within a property? Is this expectation passed down to primary providers and subcontractors within the COMPASS contracts with the Home Office?
The information was released on 27 November 2013.