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Asylum

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Asylum Case Resolution Programme will be completed. (164790)

In his statement on 19 July 2006, my right hon. Friend the previous Home Secretary advised that the Border and Immigration Agency would resolve its backlog of electronic and paper records relating to unresolved asylum cases in five years or less. It remains our intention to conclude all cases by July 2011.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Iraqi and (b) Afghan nationals granted asylum in the UK have settled in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland in each of the last six years. (169822)

The requested information is not available, as we do not require those granted asylum to live in a particular place.

The closest available information is the number of asylum seekers in receipt of support from the Border and Immigration Agency, broken down by Government office region and local authority. This is published on a quarterly and annual basis and the latest publication, covering the third quarter of 2007, is available on the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html. Further breakdowns, of those in receipt of support from BIA, by parliamentary constituency, are also available from the Library of the House.