BRITAIN is spending more than £1billion on hotels for migrants, it emerged.
But Home Office chiefs initially told MPs the cost was far less.
They said they spent £1.2million a day, but the real cost is £4.7million.
At its current rate, it means taxpayers could pay £1.7billion a year on average.
The Home Office also clarified that there are 25,000 asylum seekers and 12,000 Afghan refugees in hotels, making a total of 37,000
Based on the figures provided, this works out at an estimated £127 per person per day.
Dover MP Natalie Elphicke said: “This is unsustainable.
“It’s clear urgent action is needed to bring this crisis to an end.”
A Home Office spokesman insisted the use of hotels is a temporary solution to help Afghan refugees and other asylum seekers.