Asylum Seekers

Home Department written question – answered on 17th January 2007.

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Photo of Piara S Khabra Piara S Khabra Labour, Ealing, Southall 17th January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers whose claims had been initially unsuccessful and who had exhausted their appeal rights have lodged new asylum applications since January 2004, broken down by (a) nationality and (b) sex.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Minister of State (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Home Office 17th January 2007

A breakdown of new applications from asylum seekers whose claims were initially unsuccessful and who had exhausted their appeal rights, in the period 1 January 2004 to 19 December 2006 is included in the following table. This information is not part of published statistics. It is based on internal management information and is therefore subject to change.

Gender
Country of origin Female Male Total
Afghanistan 10 70 80
Algeria 10 10
Angola 5 5
Cameroon 5 5
China (Peoples Republic of China) 5 5
Colombia 5 5
Congo Democratic Republic 10 20 30
Eritrea 35 30 65
Ethiopia 10 10
Iran 10 30 40
Iraq 5 5
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) 5 5
Myanmar (Burma) 5 5
Nigeria 5 5
Pakistan 10 15 25
Palestine 5 5
Russia 5 5
Rwanda 5 5
Serbia and Montenegro 10 10
Somalia 10 25 35
Sri Lanka 5 30 35
Sudan 5 5
Syria 5 5
Togo 5 5
Turkey 5 25 30
Uganda 5 5 10
Zimbabwe 10 10 20
Other nationalities 15 35 50
Total 140 380 520
Note:

Figures are provisional and rounded to the nearest five.

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