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Asylum/Immigration

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

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt PPS (Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Secretary of State), Department for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) number and (b) percentage of asylum seekers received permission to stay in the UK (a) upon first application and (b) on appeal in the latest year for which figures are available.

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

Information on asylum initial decisions and appeals are published quarterly and annually. Copies of these publications and others relating to general immigration to the UK are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.

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