Asylum

Home Department written question – answered on 15th January 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to change the system to record the number of asylum seekers (a) entering the UK illegally, (b) applying for asylum and (c) being detained awaiting deportation; and if he will make a statement.

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

There are no plans to change the system to record the number of asylum seekers (a) entering the country illegally, (b) applying for asylum and (c) being detained awaiting deportation. Information on asylum applications, detainees and removals 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.

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