To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of asylum applicants granted (a) asylum, (b) exceptional leave to remain, (c) humanitarian protection and (d) discretionary leave arrived in the United Kingdom without travel documents or other identity documentation in the last year for which figures are available.
The information requested is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, management information indicates that, in the first half of 2003, undocumented arrivals (which may include dependants) represented in the region of 70 per cent. of port asylum cases.
Information on asylum initial decisions is published quarterly. The next publication will be available at the end of February 2004 on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html