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Asylum: Females

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women considered to be at risk were accepted via the Gateway resettlement programme in each of the last five years. (291804)

UNHCR refers refugees to UKBA for resettlement consideration under a number of different categories including woman at risk. UKBA does not keep a record of the breakdown by resettlement category of refugees accepted via the Gateway programme.

Since 2008 for internal purposes a record has however been kept of the number of refugees referred by UNHCR to UKBA under the category of woman at risk. In calendar year 2008, 46 cases (150 refugees in total) were resettled under the Gateway Programme who had been referred under the category of woman at risk.

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.