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Asylum: Social Security Benefits

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were in receipt of asylum support in each year since 1 January 2004, broken down by nationality; and how many in receipt of such support had been refused asylum. (180675)

The numbers of asylum seekers in receipt of support broken down by nationality are published annually in the Asylum Statistics United Kingdom bulletins. The latest bulletin for 2006 and historic 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

Information on decision outcomes relating specifically to supported asylum seekers is not available and could be produced only at disproportionate cost.