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Asylum: Sri Lanka

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department last reviewed the safety of returning Tamil asylum claimants to Sri Lanka. (154571)

Each asylum and human rights application made by a Sri Lankan national is, as with all other nationalities, considered individually against the background of current information from a wide range of well-recognised sources about the situation in Sri Lanka. 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 to any region of Sri Lanka. 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.