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Asylum

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department of the Legacy Casework Programme questionnaires completed and returned, how many recipients (a) were granted leave to remain (b) were not granted leave to remain and (c) are awaiting a decision; and if she will make a statement. (180227)

The answer to parts (a), (b) and (c) cannot be determined as these would entail disproportionate cost. Applicants in the backlog of asylum claims are only sent a questionnaire if the UK Border Agency determines it needs more up-to-date information on the case, for example, where an applicant has not been in touch with the Agency for some period.

Lin Homer wrote to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 23 July 2008 to update them on the progress of the work of the Case Resolution Directorate in line with the commitment she gave in her letter dated 17 December 2007 to provide updates every six months.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1279W, on asylum, how many asylum claimants who have received leave to remain as a result of grant of (a) asylum, (b) humanitarian protection and (c) discretionary leave there were of each nationality in the categories (i) Europe other (ii) Americas other, (iii) Africa other, (iv) Middle East other and (v) Asia other. (196027)

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

Information on asylum decisions is published quarterly and annually. 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 leave to remain1,2,3 made at initial decision on asylum applications, excluding dependants by nationality, previously published under “other” category, April to December 2003

Nationality

Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum

Not recognised as a refugee but granted humanitarian protection

Not recognised as a refugee but granted discretionary leave

Armenia

5

5

Azerbaijan

5

*

*

Belarus

*

*

Bosnia-Herzegovina

*

*

Bulgaria

*

Croatia

*

Czech Republic

*

Estonia

*

Georgia

5

5

Kyrgyzstan

*

*

Latvia

*

Lithuania

*

Poland

5

5

Turkmenistan

*

Uzbekistan

*

*

Published Europe

100

*

400

Europe Total

125

5

425

Bolivia

5

Brazil

*

Cuba

*

*

Dominican Republic

*

Guyana

*

Panama

*

Peru

*

Published Americas

10

10

Americas Total

15

20

Burkina Faso

*

Chad

5

*

Equatorial Guinea

*

Guinea

5

*

30

Malawi

*

Mali

*

Niger

*

South Africa

5

Togo

5

5

Western Sahara

*

Zambia

*

*

Published Africa

1,905

115

1,405

Africa Total

1.925

120

1,450

Egypt

*

*

Kuwait

5

*

Lebanon

5

15

Morocco

*

*

Palestine

5

*

20

Tunisia

5

Yemen

5

5

Published Middle East

85

10

120

Middle East Total

115

10

160

Bhutan

5

*

Indonesia

*

Korea (South)

Mongolia

5

Myanmar (Burma)

20

*

5

Nepal

*

Published Asia

130

5

1,015

Asia Total

160

5

1,025

Nationality not known

10

10

Total

2,345

140

3,095

1 Figures rounded to the nearest 5, (— = 0, * = 1 or 2).

2 Information is of initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.

3 For completeness, the numbers already published for each region are also provided.

Grants of leave to remain1,2,3 made at initial decision on asylum applications, excluding dependants by nationality, as previously published under “other” category, 2004

Nationality

Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum

Not recognised as a refugee but granted humanitarian protection

Not recognised as a refugee but granted discretionary leave

Armenia

*

Azerbaijan

10

*

Belarus

*

*

Bosnia-Herzegovina

*

Bulgaria

*

*

Croatia

*

*

Cyprus

*

Georgia

5

*

5

Kazakhstan

*

*

Kyrgyzstan

*

Lithuania

*

Turkmenistan

5

Uzbekistan

*

Published Europe

135

10

500

Europe Total

165

10

510

Bolivia

*

Dominican Republic

*

El Salvador

*

Guyana

*

Trinidad and Tobago

*

Venezuela

*

Published Americas

10

*

15

Americas Total

10

*

15

Botswana

*

Central African Republic

*

Chad

*

5

Guinea

5

*

50

Guinea-Bissau

*

Malawi

*

*

5

Mali

*

Mauritania

5

*

Mauritius

*

Senegal

*

South Africa

*

Togo

5

5

Zambia

*

Published Africa

1,080

105

1,565

Africa Total

1,100

105

1,635

Egypt

*

5

Israel

*

Jordan

*

Kuwait

*

Lebanon

*

5

Morocco

*

*

Oman

*

Palestine

10

20

Tunisia

*

*

Yemen

5

*

20

Published Middle East

105

15

420

Middle East Total

130

15

475

Bhutan

5

Indonesia

*

North Korea

5

5

*

Malaysia

*

Maldives

*

Mongolia

5

5

Myanmar (Burma)

15

*

Nepal

5

5

Philippines

*

-

-

Thailand

*

Published Asia

120

20

1,190

Asia Total

160

25

1,200

Nationality not known

*

*

Total

1,565

160

3,335

1 Figures rounded to the nearest 5, (— = 0, * = 1 or 2).

2 Information is of initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.

3 For completeness, the numbers already published for each region are also provided.

Grants of leave to remain1,2,3 made at initial decision on asylum applications, excluding dependants by nationality, as previously published under “other” category, 2005

Nationality

Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum

Not recognised as a refugee but granted humanitarian protection

Not recognised as a refugee but granted discretionary leave

Armenia

*

*

Azerbaijan

5

*

Belarus

5

Bosnia-Herzegovina

5

*

Bulgaria

5

Croatia

5

*

Georgia

*

*

northern Cyprus

*

Turkmenistan

5

Uzbekistan

5

Published Europe

65

*

205

Europe Total

90

*

215

Bolivia

5

Cuba

*

Venezuela

*

Published Americas

10

10

Americas Total

10

15

Burkina Faso

*

Chad

5

*

5

Djibouti

*

Guinea

5

55

Malawi

*

*

Mali

*

Mauritania

*

Mauritius

*

Mozambique

*

Togo

*

*

5

Western Sahara

*

Published Africa

1,535

45

840

Africa Total

1,545

50

905

Kuwait

15

*

Lebanon

5

*

5

Morocco

10

Palestine

5

25

Qatar

*

Tunisia

5

Yemen

*

10

Published Middle East

100

35

540

Middle East Total

125

35

585

Bhutan

*

*

North Korea

5

10

*

Maldives

5

*

Mongolia

*

*

Myanmar (Burma)

25

*

Nepal

*

*

Thailand

*

Published Asia

100

25

945

Asia Total

135

35

950

Nationality not known

30

*

Total

1,940

120

2,675

1 Figures rounded to the nearest 5, (— = 0, * = 1 or 2).

2 Information is of initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.

3 For completeness, the numbers already published for each region are also provided.

Grants of leave to remain,1,2,3 made at initial decision on asylum applications, excluding dependants by nationality, as previously published under “other” category, 20064

Nationality

Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum

Not recognised as a refugee but granted humanitarian protection

Not recognised as a refugee but granted discretionary leave

Azerbaijan

*

Belarus

10

*

Bosnia-Herzegovina

*

*

Bulgaria

*

Georgia

*

Kyrgyzstan

*

Turkmenistan

5

Uzbekistan

5

Published Europe

30

5

110

Europe Total

50

5

110

Bolivia

5

Cuba

*

Guyana

*

Published Americas

5

5

5

Americas Total

10

5

10

Benin

*

Central African Republic

*

Chad

*

Guinea

*

*

35

Guinea-Bissau

*

Malawi

*

Mauritius

*

Senegal

*

Seychelles

*

South Africa

*

Swaziland

*

Togo

5

*

Published Africa

1,720

15

605

Africa Total

1,730

15

650

Bahrain

*

Egypt

*

*

Israel

*

Kuwait

50

5

Lebanon

*

*

5

Palestine

*

*

5

Tunisia

*

United Arab Emirates

*

*

Yemen

*

5

Published Middle East

135

10

340

Middle East Total

195

15

360

Bhutan

5

North Korea

15

5

Mongolia

5

Myanmar (Burma)

25

5

Published Asia

110

5

1,110

Asia Total

155

20

1,115

Nationality not known

30

Total

2,170

55

2,245

1 Figures rounded to the nearest 5, (— = 0, * = 1 or 2).

2 Information is of initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.

3 For completeness, the numbers already published for each region are also provided.

Grants of leave to remain1,2,3 made at initial decision on asylum applications, excluding dependants by nationality, as previously published under “other” category, 20074

Nationality

Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum

Not recognised as a refugee but granted humanitarian protection

Not recognised as a refugee but granted discretionary leave

Armenia

*

Azerbaijan

5

5

Belarus

10

Bosnia-Herzegovina

*

*

Bulgaria

*

Croatia

*

Georgia

*

Kyrgyzstan

*

*

Tajikistan

*

Turkmenistan

5

*

Uzbekistan

*

Fed Rep Yugoslavia

*

*

Published Europe

35

5

85

Europe Total

60

5

95

Brazil

*

Cuba

*

Published Americas

5

*

10

Americas Total

5

*

10

Benin

*

Chad

5

*

Guinea

10

5

30

Guinea-Bissau

*

*

Malawi

5

Mauritania

*

Niger

*

Senegal

*

*

South Africa

*

Togo

5

Zambia

*

*

Published Africa

2,415

20

430

Africa Total

2,440

30

470

Bahrain

*

Egypt

5

*

Jordan

*

Kuwait

80

5

Lebanon

*

*

*

Morocco

*

Oman

Palestine

15

*

15

Tunisia

*

Yemen

5

*

5

Published Middle East

390

35

325

Middle East Total

495

40

350

Bhutan

5

*

Fiji

*

North Korea

130

15

5

South Korea

*

Malaysia

*

Mongolia

*

Myanmar (Burma)

95

20

*

Nepal

*

Published Asia

285

15

1,145

Asia Total

520

50

1,150

Nationality not known

20

5

Total

3,540

125

2,085

1 Figures rounded to the nearest 5, (— = 0. * = 1 or 2).

2 Information is of initial decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions.

3 For completeness, the numbers already published for each region are also provided.

4 Provisional figures.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2008, Official Report, column 1429W, on asylum, (1) if she will clarify which parts of the letter of 7 July 2008 from the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill, to the hon. Member for Leeds East provide information relevant to (a) the targets set within her Department for processing applications for leave to remain at each stage and (b) the likely date for decision in the case of Mr Last Manzini (M1175940) whose application was lodged in February 2005; and if she will make a statement; (218853)

(2) when she expects the application for leave to remain made by Mr Last Manzini (M1175940) in February 2005 will be decided; and if she will make a statement.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration and asylum cases have been dealt with by legacy case teams in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland to date; how many such cases remain outstanding; when she expects each such case to have been reviewed; and if she will make a statement. (221672)

We do not hold this information in this format and to obtain it would entail work being carried out at a disproportionate cost.

Lin Homer wrote to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 23 July 2008 to update them on the progress of the work of the Case Resolution Directorate in line with the commitment she gave in her letter dated 17 December 2007 to provide updates every six months.