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Asylum: Eritrea

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has had made of the safety of refugees returned to Eritrea. (154567)

The safety on return of unsuccessful asylum seekers from Eritrea is, as with all other nationalities, considered on an individual basis against the background of current information from a wide range of well-recognised sources about the situation in Eritrea. Those who are found not to be in need of international protection and have no legal basis of stay in the UK may return voluntarily. Where an individual does not return voluntarily, removal may be enforced. Enforced removals will only be undertaken where we are satisfied the individual has no protection needs.