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Asylum: Iran

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account is taken of membership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran in assessing applications for asylum in the UK. (141361)

Guidance to case owners on the handling of asylum claims made by Iranian nationals on the basis of their membership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran is contained in the Operational Guidance Note on Iran which is published on the Home Office website at:

http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/countryspecificasylumpolicyogns/

Case owners are also able to utilise country information on the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran in the Iran country of origin information report also available on the Home Office website at:

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