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Asylum: Zimbabwe

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have signed voluntary return forms in relation to Zimbabwe. (241019)

Those who apply for the Voluntary Assisted Return and Reintegration Programme (VARRP) operated on behalf of the UK Border Agency by the International Organisation for Migration sign a Declaration of Voluntary Return on application.

From January 2008 to November 2008 216 people applied to return to Zimbabwe via the VARRP.

The figures provided are based on management information. This information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols, is subject to change and should be treated as provisional.