Home Department written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people refused asylum in each of the last five years were subsequently granted exceptional leave to remain; and how many were granted (a) one year's exceptional leave, (b) two years' exceptional leave, (c) three years' exceptional leave, (d) four years' exceptional leave and (e) five or more years' exceptional leave.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration, Citizenship and Nationality)

The requested information on the length of stay granted for exceptional leave to remain, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave to remain after an asylum application has been refused could be obtained only at disproportionate cost by examination of individual case records (humanitarian protection and discretionary leave to remain replaced exceptional leave to remain from 1 April 2003).

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