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Asylum Applications

Volume 589: debated on Monday 11 May 1998

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Official Report a table showing the number of persons who applied for asylum in each week during 1996, 1997 and 1998 to date, together with the moving annual total for each 52-week period. [HL1726]

I regret that information on applications for asylum lodged in the United Kingdom is not available by week within the statistics. The available breakdown, by month of application, is given in the table.

Asylum applications1received in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants, with totals for each 12 month period, January 1996 to March 1998
Number of principal applicants
Month of applicationNumber of applications in each monthTotal applications in preceding 12 months
1996
January3,310n/a
February2,850n/a
March3,145n/a
April2,070n/a
May1,755n/a
June1,730n/a
July2,515n/a
August2,140n/a
September2,185n/a
October2,810n/a
November2,450n/a
December2,68529,640

Asylum applications

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received in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants, with totals for each 12 month period, January 1996 to March 1998

Number of principal applicants

Month of application

Number of applications in each month

Total applications in preceding 12 months

1997

January2,71529,045
February2,47528,670
March2,16027,685
April2,66528,280
May2,59029,120
June2,58529,975
July3,07030,530
August2,93031,325
September2,85031,990
October2,99032,170
November2,34532,065
December3,12032,500

1998

January2,86032,645
February2,65032,820
March3,20033,855

1 Figures rounded to the nearest 5.

n/a = Not applicable.