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Sikhs (Political Asylum)

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of Sikhs who arrived in the United Kingdom over the past 12 months claiming political asylum; and how many claims were approved.

The relevant statistics are recorded only by nationality of the applicant. According to provisional figures, 65 applications for asylum were received from Indian citizens in the 12 months up to 31 May 1985; and during the same period none was granted.