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Iraq: Asylum

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many former Iraqi locally employed civilians have been granted asylum in the UK; and if he will make a statement. (298615)

A total of 427 Iraqi nationals, consisting of 135 former locally employed civilians plus their dependants, have been granted asylum and been resettled to the UK under the Locally Employed Staff Assistance Scheme as at 2 November 2009.

A further 45 Iraqi nationals consisting of 12 Iraqi staff plus their dependents, have been accepted for resettlement and will be moved to the UK in the coming weeks.

These data are normally used for management information only and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply to National Statistics publications. These data are provisional and may be subject to change.