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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, how many applications for assistance under the Locally Employed Staff Assistance Scheme have been received from (a) Jordan, (b) Syria, (c) the United Arab Emirates, (d) Bahrain, (e) Kuwait, (f) Lebanon, (g) Canada, (h) Thailand, (i) Germany, (j) Denmark, (k) Sweden, (l) India and (m) the United Kingdom; and how many applications from each country have been approved.

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

The number of applications received from each of the countries, together with the number approved for assistance, is as follows:

Total Approved Rejected
Jordan 4 2 2
Syria 28 13 15
United Arab Emirates 5 4 1
Bahrain 1 0 1
Kuwait 2 1 1
Lebanon 1 0 1
Canada 3 1 2
Thailand 1 0 1
Germany 1 0 1
Denmark 6 3 3
Sweden 4 2 2
India 1 1 0
UK 4 2 2

We have also received applications from the following:

Total Approved Rejected
Netherlands 1 1 0
Malaysia 1 0 1
Ukraine 1 1 0
USA 4 3 (1)1
Turkey 1 0 1
Australia 1 1 0
(1) Decision pending

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