Asylum and Immigration

Home Department written question – answered on 2nd March 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 what proportion of asylum applications were made in-country in each of the last three years.

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 table shows the proportion of asylum applications made in country for each of the last three years.

Asylum applications(40) received in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants, 2001–03
2001 2002(41) 2003(42)
Total 71,025 84,130 49,370
Port 24,865 26,560 13,810
Port percentage 35 32 28
In country 46,160 57,570 35,560
In country percentage 65 68 72

(40) Figures (other than percentages) are rounded to the nearest five

(41) Revised data

(42) Provisional data

Information on the number of asylum applications is published in quarterly web pages and in the annual statistical bulletin Asylum Statistics United Kingdom. Copies of these publications and others relating to general immigration to the United Kingdom are available from the Library and from the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate web site at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration 1.html.

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