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Asylum: North Korea

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people claiming to be North Korean citizens have applied for asylum in each of the last five years. (243614)

The following table shows principal asylum applications for nationals of North Korea in each of the last five years.

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 applications1 received in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants, 2003-2007, nationals of Korea (North)

Applications

Total

Port

In country

2003

10

10

2004

20

*

20

2005

30

30

2006

45

45

20072

410

*

410

1 Figures rounded to nearest five, (- = 0, * = one or two).

2 Provisional figures.