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Asylum: Russia

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum were received from nationals of Russia in each year since 1997; and how many of these applications were (a) approved and (b) refused and resulted in deportations. (143359)

[holding answer 18 June 2007]: The information requested could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.

Information on asylum applications, initial decisions, appeals and removals for nationals of Russia is, however, published quarterly and annually. Copies of these publications are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.