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Asylum

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum were made by individuals facing deportation from the United Kingdom in each of the last three years; how many applications for asylum are waiting to be determined; how many of those refused asylum used the appeals procedure in each of the last three years; how many cases were determined in the last six months; and how many of those refused asylum are known to have left the United Kingdom in the current year. [37416]

Information on asylum applications and appeals from 1992 to 1995 is given in the table. The number of outstanding applications for asylum as at 31 August 1995 was 62,900. The number of decisions on asylum applications in the last six months—April to September 1995—was 10,600. A total of 1,465 persons who had been refused asylum were removed during January to August 1995. This figure includes those who had departed voluntarily during this time.

Asylum applications and appeals during 1992–95 (January-August)
1992199319941995 (Jan-Aug)
Applications of which:24,60522,37032,83027,100
applied after deportation order served19011514085
Asylum applications and appeals during 1992–95

(January-August)
1992199319941995 (Jan-Aug)
Appeals sent to the Home Office76526,6758,930
—Not available
1 Includes those applying for asylum after either a notice of intent to deport had been served, a court had recommended deportation or a deport order had been signed against the applicant.
2 The Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act came into effect on 26 July 1993, and figures for 1993 are for August to December only.