Mr. Stewart Jackson:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1529W, on asylum: housing, what the policy is of (a) the UK Border Agency and (b) its suppliers on housing asylum seekers in vacant (i) council and (ii) housing association housing. 
The UK Border Agency contracts with public and private sector organisation for the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers. It only pays for these services, on a per person per day basis, when accommodation is actually occupied and it is the responsibility of the suppliers to provide suitable accommodation. The UK Border Agency does not stipulate that vacant council housing or housing association dwelling should be used for asylum seekers. How public sector providers use their available housing stock is a matter for them.
British Crime Survey: Wales
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of people in North Wales was reported by the British Crime Survey as very worried about (a) theft from a car, (b) burglary and (c) physical attack in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Alan Campbell:
Estimates for the proportion of people in North Wales with high levels of worry about car crime, burglary and violent crime in 2006-07 and 2007-08 appear in the table.
Following a change to the 2008-09 British Crime Survey questionnaire the sample size is no longer sufficiently large to produce robust estimates for these measures at police force area level.