Freedom of Information Request

asylum seekers in hotel accommodation

Received: 25 November 2022

Please provide us with the following information in a machine readable spreadsheet (csv or xlsx preferably):
* The number of asylum seekers placed in hotel accommodation within your area from January 2018 to the latest complete month, broken down by year and month
* The number of hotels within your area being used to house asylum seekers from January 2018 to the latest complete month, broken down by year and month
It would be helpful if the spreadsheet was formatted like this:

Year Month Number of asylum seekers in hotel accommodation Number of hotels housing asylum seekers
2018 January
2018 February

In addition, please answer the following questions with a yes or no, if you cannot do this please provide additional details:
* Are you (the council) currently engaged in or considering taking legal action to stop asylum seekers being housed in hotel accommodation in your area? (yes/no)
o If yes what legal action have you taken/considered?

* Have you/are you considering using your planning enforcement powers to dispute the use of hotel accommodation to house asylum seekers? (e.g. change in use from hotel to a longer term housing facility) (yes/no)

Outcome / Documents

  • Barnet Contigency Hotels Nov 20 - Mar 21 - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Barnet Contingency Hotels - Mar 21 - Nov 22 - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet - Download
  • Response (some not held) - application/pdf - Download