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Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Somali nationals arriving on flights from (a) Nairobi and (b) Addis Ababa claimed asylum at Heathrow in 2005. (84813)

Only locally collated management information, which might be subject to change and does not represent national statistics, is available.

In 2005, a total of 29 persons claiming to be Somali nationals arrived at Heathrow and claimed asylum, of whom 25 travelled to the United Kingdom from Nairobi and four travelled from Addis Ababa.