House of Lords
Lord Laird (UUP)
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 27 June (WA 80), of the 10,031 and 1,527 grants of settlement received in 2010 by Nigerian and Algerian nationals respectively what were the grounds for their initial entry to the United Kingdom; and how many such grants were made in the last five years for such nationals.
Lord Henley (Conservative)
Statistics on grants of settlement to Nigerian and Algerian nationals, 2006 to 2010, are given in the table below.
|Grants of settlement by country of nationality|
Notes to table:
1. Data for 2010 are provisional figures.
2. Includes reconsideration cases and the outcome of appeals
3. May include a small number of cases in which a decision is recorded twice, where an individual has dual nationality.
4. Includes people granted indefinite leave outside the immigration rules following a review of asylum cases made before March 2007.
Data relating to grants of settlement by country of nationality and category of grant are published in table "se.03" of the quarterly Home Office statistical release Immigration Statistics. Data for 2011 are scheduled for release on
Information on the grounds for their initial entry to the United Kingdom is not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.