The information requested is not available centrally and could be obtained only by requiring individual local authorities to search their individual case records. There are currently 3,470 1 unaccompanied asylum seeking children supported by the 32 London boroughs and the Corporation of London. This compares to 4,220 1 in 2004.
In 2002 there were 1,745 1 applications for asylum from unaccompanied asylum seeking children from Africa. Corresponding figures for 2003 and 2004 are 1,355 1 and 1,190 1 respectively.
1 all figures rounded to nearest five.