Asylum Seekers

Home Department written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Conservative, Hertsmere

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the latest Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics, if he will break down by nationality the 16,870 applicants granted indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the Government's family ILR exercise of 24 October 2003.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality), Home Office

The top 25 nationalities of principal applicants are presented in the table. This information is based on internal management information and as such is not published within the official statistics.

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1,530
Kosovo 1,495
Sri Lanka 1,235
Turkey 1,220
Pakistan 805
Congo Democratic Republic 625
Nigeria 560
Colombia 535
Ecuador 530
Poland 480
Kenya 450
Somalia 400
Afghanistan 360
Iran 355
Lithuania 315
Croatia 310
Ghana 290
Albania 285
Uganda 245
China (Peoples Republic of China) 235
Sierra Leone 225
Angola 220
Czech Republic 215
India 215
Ukraine 190
Others 3,545


Totals rounded to nearest 5

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