Asylum and Immigration

Home Department written question – answered on 5th January 2004.

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Photo of Mr Iain Coleman Mr Iain Coleman Labour, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been refused support in each of the last six months under section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Citizenship and Immigration), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism)

The information is not available in the form requested.

Section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 came into force on 8 January 2003, restricting the availability of NASS support to those asylum seekers who make an asylum application as soon as reasonably practicable.

Figures in respect of asylum seekers refused under Section 55 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 are for each quarter:

Number of cases refused under Section 55 of the NIA Act 2002
2003
Quarter 1 2,850
Quarter 2 1,830
Quarter 3 2,810

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