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Asylum: Sudan

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sudanese nationals have been refused asylum in the UK in each of the last 12 months; and how many are awaiting a decision on an asylum application. (228482)

The following table gives the most recently published figures available and shows the total number of refusals for Sudanese nationals, following initial decisions between July 2007 and June 2008.

The published figure for asylum applications split by nationality for people awaiting an initial decision is not available as the figures are based on an overall manual count which is not broken down into separate categories.

Information on asylum is published annually and quarterly. Annual statistics for 2007 and quarterly statistics for 2008 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/immigration-asylum-stats.html

Asylum refusals on initial decisions1, 2 in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants July 2007 to June 2008 by month, nationals of Sudan

Sudan

Total refusals

2007

July

30

August

20

September

15

October

10

November

15

December

15

2008

January

10

February

10

March

15

April

5

May

15

June

10

1 Figures rounded to nearest 5.

2 Provisional figures.