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Iraq: Asylum

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 15th September 2008.

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Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2008, Official Report, column 1826W, on Iraq: asylum, against which criterion of the Locally Employed Staff Assistance Scheme the most applications from former Iraqi staff have been rejected.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Not having completed 12 months employment as locally engaged (LE) members of staff was the most common reason why former LE staff who had applied for assistance were subsequently assessed as being ineligible.

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