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Asylum Applications

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum are currently under consideration; and what are the countries of origin and the reasons for the applicants.

We do not keep a running total of such applications, which may be made before or on arrival in the United Kingdom or after entry has been granted in some other capacity. A total could be provided only at disproportionate cost by examining large numbers of individual files.