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Mike Wood (Batley and Spen, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on applications to the UK Border Agency from the Bidoon people; what changes there have been to such policy since May 2010; whether Ministers in her Department have issued instructions to UK Border Agency staff on such applications since May 2010; and if she will make a statement.

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Damian Green (The Minister for Immigration; Ashford, Conservative)

All asylum and human rights claims are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with the UK Border Agency's obligations under the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees and the European convention on human rights (ECHR).

Applications from Bidoon people are considered in line with the current policy advice in the latest Kuwait Operational Guidance note, issued in May 2011 and published on the UK Border Agency website at:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/countryspecificasylumpolicyogns/

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