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Iraq

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 25 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqi citizens he expects to apply for asylum in the United Kingdom in the event of conflict in Iraq. [96164]

A number of Iraqi citizens currently seek asylum in the United Kingdom on a weekly basis. It is not clear if the numbers would significantly increase following a conflict in Iraq.Home Office officials routinely revise contingency plans to deal with increases in asylum seekers.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqi refugees the United Kingdom will take in the event of conflict in Iraq. [96166]

Home Office officials, in liaison with other Government Departments, routinely revise contingency plans, including those for large influxes of displaced persons.There are, at present, no specific plans to take refugees from Iraq.