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Asylum Seekers

Home Department written question – answered on 26th February 2002.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the application of human rights legislation to illegal immigrants and asylum seekers.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Home office)

holding answer 7 February 2002

There has been no formal assessment of the application of the Human Rights Act 1998 to illegal immigrants and asylum seekers.

Any individual subject to immigration control who makes an application to remain in the United Kingdom on human rights grounds will have those grounds considered. There is no opportunity to appeal to the Immigration Appellate Authority against an adverse decision.

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