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Asylum: Religious Freedom

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were granted asylum on grounds of religious persecution in each year since 2002, broken down by country of origin. (168519)

This information is not available and could be obtained only by examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.

Information on asylum applications, initial decisions and appeals by nationality are 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.