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Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Southern Sudanese people with refugee status or awaiting a decision on their status there are in the UK. (307093)

The requested information relating to Southern Sudanese nationals is not collated separately. Further, information on asylum applicants awaiting an initial decision, by nationality or sub-region, is unavailable and could only be obtained by examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.

Information on asylum is published annually and quarterly. Annual statistics for 2008 and statistics for Q3 2009 are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate website at: