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Asylum: Repatriation

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are taken into account when assessing the safety of a country for repatriating failed asylum seekers and immigrants. (125175)

Each asylum and human rights claim is considered on its individual merits in accordance with our international obligations and full account is taken of conditions in the country concerned as they impact on the individual. Information obtained from a wide range of governmental and non-governmental and human rights organisation sources is provided to asylum claim decision makers by means of “Country of Origin Information Reports”, which are published on a regular basis.