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Asylum Seekers Accommodation

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Arthur Lightfoot

Dear Canterbury City Council,

I wish to make an FOI request under the Freedom of Information Act, 2003. Please provide, within 20 working days:
1) The number of premises (this means hotels as well as any other premises that have been repurposed) currently being used in the council area to house asylum seekers/migrants/ those individuals waiting to be processed.
2) Please provide the number of individuals being housed in the council area.
3) Please provide the names of the premises being used to house these individuals (if unable to provide this information please proceed with the rest of the request)
4) The estimated annual cost to the council of housing and supporting these individuals (if unable to provide this information please proceed with the rest of the request)

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Lightfoot

CCC FOI, Canterbury City Council

Thank you for submitting a request.  Your email has been forwarded to
the Information Governance Team.
We endeavour to respond to all requests within 20 working days but if we
think the request requires extra time we will contact you to let you know.
Kind regards
Information Governance Team
Canterbury City Council

CCC FOI, Canterbury City Council

Thank you for your request.  Please see below for our response.

Canterbury City Council does not hold the information you have requested.
This is because Kent County Council, and the Home Office, have the
responsibility for accommodating asylum seekers.

To assist, their details are below;

Email:

[1][email address

Post: 

Information Resilience and Transparency Team, Kent County Council, Room
2.71 Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XQ

Phone:

03000 41 41 41 (for enquiries only – formal requests for information must
be made in writing, either by email, fax or letter).

If you are unhappy with the way your enquiry has been dealt with, you may
ask for an internal review by replying to this correspondence.  Requests
for a review should be made within 40 working days of this response.  If
you make the request after this we are not obliged to respond.

If you wish us to reconsider our decision please provide any additional
information that may help your case.  Without new information we may not
have a reason to reach a different conclusion.

If you are still dissatisfied after an internal review, you may appeal to
the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5A.

Kind Regards

Information Governance Team 

Canterbury City Council

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