asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many Iraqis applied for asylum in each quarter of the past 12 months; how many have been accepted as refugees; and how many in both categories applied on grounds of employment or association with British Armed Forces and civil servants. [HL2764]
Information on asylum applications, initial decisions and appeals by nationality are published quarterly and annually. Copies of asylum statistics publications are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at www.homeoffice. gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.
Asylum applications are decided on an individual case-by-case basis. Information on how many asylum seekers applied on grounds of employment or association with British Armed Forces and civil servants is not available and could only be made available by examination of individual records at disproportionate cost.