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Asylum

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many removals through enforcement action in (a) asylum cases and (b) non-asylum cases took place in each quarter since 1 January 2005. (177473)

Information on removals is published in the Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom Command Papers. Copies of these publications and others relating to immigration to the UK are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those attending a Home Office Unit to make an asylum application had been referred there by the police following arrest and release in each of the last five years. (179818)

[holding answer 17 January 2008]: The information requested is not collated and any information recorded on individual case files could be extracted only at disproportionate cost.