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Asylum

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each country of origin were (a) granted and (b) refused asylum in each quarter of (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009; and if he will make a statement. (317198)

Due to the quantity of data requested, the full response has been placed in the Library.

The data have previously been published on the Home Office website as provisional data in the following publications:

Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary (Q2 2008 to Q3 2009)

Quarterly Asylum Statistics (Q1 2007 to Q1 2008).

Data for Q1 2007 to Q4 2008, in the tables placed in the Library, have been updated from the provisional data contained in the above publications to reflect the latest available figures, as a result of data cleansing and updating of the administrative database. Data for 2008 remains provisional.

Provisional data for quarter four 2009 will be available in the Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary Q4 2009, due to be published on 25 February 2010. These will be available on the Home Office website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html