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Asylum

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of applications for asylum in 2007-08 was made by people entering the UK from (a) another EU member state and (b) a country outside the EU. (254692)

The requested information, which may not be available in all cases, could be obtained only at disproportionate cost by examination of individual case records.

Information on asylum is published annually and quarterly. Q4 2008 statistics will be available on 24 February 2009 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