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Asylum Seekers

Volume 715: debated on Monday 30 November 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum applicants have been placed on the detained fast track in each year since this process was introduced. [HL116]

The attached table shows information on the number of principal asylum applicants accepted at Oakington, Harmondsworth and Yarl's Wood detained fast track centres in each of the years 2000 to 2008.

Information on immigration and asylum are published annually and quarterly. Annual statistics for 2008 and the latest statistics for Q3 2009 are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html.

Principal asylum applicants accepted at Oakington, Harmondworth and Yarl's Wood detained fast track centres, 2000 to 2008(1)

Number of principal applicants

Oakington(2)

Harmondsworth(3)

Yarl's Wood

2000(4)

3,000

:

:

2001

9,125

:

:

2002

8,360

:

:

2003(5)

5,835

580

:

2004

6,470

1,110

:

2005

5,330

1,495

230

2006

2,335

1,205

380

2007

320

745

520

2008(P)

:

1,160

515

(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 (- = 0, * = 1 or 2).

(2) The detained non-suspensive appeal process for males at Oakington has been moved to Harmondsworth alongside the male detained fast track process already there, this followed an earlier move of the process for females to Yarl's Wood.

(3) May include a small number of cases dealt with at other scheduled sites under the Harmondsworth Fast Track procedure.

(4) Part year March to December 2000 for Oakington as the Oakington Fast Track started in March 2000.

(5) Part year April to December 2003 for Harmondsworth as the Harmondsworth Fast Track started in April 2003.

(P) Provisional figures.

: Not applicable/not available.