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Asylum: Appeals

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of asylum decisions were overturned on appeal in each year since 1997. (233322)

The information requested can be viewed in the following table.

AllowedDismissedWithdrawn

Total determined

Total

As percentage of total determined

Total

As percentage of total determined

Total

As percentage of total withdrawn

1997

21,090

1,180

6

18,145

86

1,720

8

1998

25,320

2,355

9

21,195

84

1,770

7

1999

19,460

5,280

27

11,135

57

3,050

16

2000

19,395

3,340

17

15,580

80

475

2

2001

43,415

8,155

19

34,440

79

825

2

2002

64,405

13,875

22

48,845

76

1,685

3

2003

81,725

16,070

20

63,810

78

1,845

2

2004

55,975

10,845

19

43,760

78

1.370

2

2005

33,440

5,605

17

26,555

79

1,285

4

2006

15,955

3,540

22

11.595

73

820

5

2007

14,935

3,385

23

10,735

72

820

5

Details are published in the Home Office publications ‘Control of Immigration Statistics United Kingdom’, copies of which are available in the Library of both Houses. Details can also be found on the Asylum Statistics UK website at these links:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs07/hosb1407.pdf

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs08/hosb1108.pdf.