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Asylum: Russia

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were granted asylum in the UK, based upon a well founded fear of persecution by (a) the Russian Federation and (b) other territories included in Part II of the Extradition Act 2003 in each year since 2000; and how many grants of asylum from the Russian Federation in each year were related to events in Chechnya. (126282)

The requested information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost by examination of individual case records.

Information on asylum decisions is published in quarterly web pages and in the annual statistical bulletin “Asylum Statistics United Kingdom”. Copies of these publications and others relating to general immigration to the UK are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigratibn1.html.