Home Department written question – answered on 26th March 2008.

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Photo of James Clappison James Clappison Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1297W, on asylum, how many grants of indefinite leave to remain (ILR) under the 2003 family ILR exercise were for families in the categories (a) Africa other, (b) Middle East other and (c) Asia other, broken down by nationality.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration), Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office)

holding answer 20 March 2008

The requested information is contained in the following table.

Copies of asylum statistics publications are available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics website at:

Grants of ILR issued under the family ILR exercise as at 7 December 2007, excluding dependants, for specified nationalities( 1,)( )( 2,)( )( 3,)( )( 4)
Country of nationality Total
Africa Other
Benin 5
Botswana *
Burkina Faso 5
Central African Republic *
Chad 10
Gabon 5
Guinea 15
Guinea-Bissau 10
Malawi 10
Mali 5
Mauritania *
Mauritius 15
Mozambique *
Niger 5
Senegal *
Seychelles 10
South Africa 40
Togo 40
Western Sahara *
Zambia 25
Total Africa Other 200
Asia Other
Bhutan *
Cambodia *
Fiji *
Indonesia 10
Malaysia 5
Mongolia 30
Myanmar (Burma) 10
Nauru *
Nepal 50
North Korea *
Philippines 15
Singapore *
South Korea 5
Taiwan *
Thailand 5
Total Asia Other 130
Middle East
Bahrain *
Egypt 20
Israel 40
Jordan 10
Kuwait 10
Lebanon 100
Morocco 15
Oman *
Palestine 155
Saudi Arabia 5
Tunisia 10
United Arab Emirates *
Yemen 65
Total Middle East Other 440
(1) Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5 (* = 1 or 2 ). (2) Main asylum applicants (this is how the Family ILR exercise records those more often referred to as "principal asylum applicants"). (3) This information is based on internal management information. (4) Nationality recorded as at 7 December 2007 is not necessarily the applicant's nationality at the time of grant of ILR.

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