Asylum: Iraq

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Damian Green Damian Green Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the Government and the armed forces in Iraq had been granted asylum in the UK as of 31 July 2008.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (Borders and Immigration);), Home Office, Minister of State (Borders and Immigration);), HM Treasury

The available information relates to Iraqi nationals under the scheme of assistance for locally engaged Iraqi staff.

A total of 14 people, consisting of five Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the Government and the armed forces in Iraq, plus their dependents, have been granted asylum in the UK and have been resettled as at 31 July 2008.

Since 31 July 2008, a further 89 people, consisting of 29 Iraqi nationals and their dependents, have been accepted for resettlement and are in the process of being resettled.

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