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Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visas were granted at United Kingdom posts abroad for the purpose of entering the United Kingdom to seek asylum in (a) 1988, (b) 1989, (c) 1990 and (d) 1991 to the nearest available date.

The available information, which may understate, is of grants of asylum to principal applications which were made overseas. The recorded figures are shown in the table.

Grants1 2 of asylum to principal applications received by British posts abroad and referred to the Home Office for decision
3 4199110
1 Excluding dependants.
2 Figures rounded to the nearest 5.

3 Provisional figures, which may understate because of delays in recording.

4 (January to June).