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Asylum Applications

Volume 621: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many people claimed asylum in the United Kingdom during 2000; how many of them have so far (a) been granted asylum; (b) been refused asylum; or (c) evaded control of asylum; and how many are still awaiting a decision. [HL473]

Provisional information on the number of asylum applications for 2000 is available on the department website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/index.htm.Information on how many applications made in 2000 are still awaiting a decision, and on the outcome of decisions on such applications, is not yet available.Information on the number of people who applied for asylum in 2000 and have subsequently absconded in an attempt to evade the control is not available.