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Asylum: Iraq

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqi citizens settled in the UK in each year of the Gateway Protection Programme. (276559)

The UK’s refugee resettlement programme, the Gateway Protection Programme, has made provision for a total of 1,000 Iraqi nationals to be resettled to the UK between 1 April 2008 and end March 2010.

In 2008, 236 Iraqi nationals were resettled to the UK through the Gateway Protection Programme. As of 18 May 2009, 212 Iraqi nationals have been resettled to the UK through the Gateway Protection Programme in 2009.