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Asylum

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a decision to be made on Yousef Ahmedali’s application for asylum (Reference A1142900). (194887)

[holding answer 17 March 2008]: The Border and Immigration Agency will make a decision in line with usual procedures, this is expected to be in the next four weeks.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1297W, on asylum, how many grants of indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the 2003 family ILR exercise were for families in the categories (a) Africa other, (b) Middle East other and (c) Asia other, broken down by nationality. (196028)

[holding answer 20 March 2008]: The requested information is contained in the following table.

Copies of asylum statistics 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

Grants of ILR issued under the family ILR exercise as at 7 December 2007, excluding dependants, for specified nationalities1,2,3,4

Country of nationality

Total

Africa Other

Benin

5

Botswana

*

Burkina Faso

5

Central African Republic

*

Chad

10

Gabon

5

Guinea

15

Guinea-Bissau

10

Malawi

10

Mali

5

Mauritania

*

Mauritius

15

Mozambique

*

Niger

5

Senegal

*

Seychelles

10

South Africa

40

Togo

40

Western Sahara

*

Zambia

25

Total Africa Other

200

Asia Other

Bhutan

*

Cambodia

*

Fiji

*

Indonesia

10

Malaysia

5

Mongolia

30

Myanmar (Burma)

10

Nauru

*

Nepal

50

North Korea

*

Philippines

15

Singapore

*

South Korea

5

Taiwan

*

Thailand

5

Total Asia Other

130

Middle East

Bahrain

*

Egypt

20

Israel

40

Jordan

10

Kuwait

10

Lebanon

100

Morocco

15

Oman

*

Palestine

155

Saudi Arabia

5

Tunisia

10

United Arab Emirates

*

Yemen

65

Total Middle East Other

440

1 Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5 (* = 1 or 2 ). 2 Main asylum applicants (this is how the Family ILR exercise records those more often referred to as "principal asylum applicants"). 3 This information is based on internal management information. 4 Nationality recorded as at 7 December 2007 is not necessarily the applicant's nationality at the time of grant of ILR.