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Asylum

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers of each country of origin have participated in the detained fast track process in each year for which figures are available.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The following tables show the number of asylum applicants who have been accepted in a fast track centre by nationality and location, for the years in which data are available.

Further information on asylum fast track detainees is available in Supplementary Tables 2r to 2u of Control of Immigration: Annual Bulletin, United Kingdom 2009 in the Library of the House and the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html

Principal asylum applicants accepted at fast track centres, by country of nationality, 2001-09( 1,2)
Number of principal applicants
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Country of nationality Oakington Oakington Oakington Harmondsworth Oakington Harmondsworth Yarl's Wood Oakington
Albania 450 335 190 40 140 20 5 80
Macedonia 10 70 20 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moldova * 5 105 n/a 70 n/a n/a 35
Russia * n/a n/a n/a 20 10 5 15
Turkey * 840 865 85 605 95 5 340
Ukraine 185 145 155 n/a 70 n/a n/a 25
Bulgaria * 30 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cyprus n/a 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Czech Republic 710 645 40 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Estonia 20 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hungary 5 n/a 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Latvia 80 125 20 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lithuania 110 200 20 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poland 430 460 35 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Romania 345 335 195 n/a 110 n/a n/a 40
Slovakia 40 75 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Former USSR (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Armenia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Belarus n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 5 n/a
Georgia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 n/a n/a
Kazakhstan n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Uzbekistan n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Europe (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Croatia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Serbia and Montenegro(4) n/a n/a 180 5 70 5 n/a 50
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia(4) 390 265 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Colombia n/a n/a n/a n/a 15 15 n/a 20
Ecuador n/a n/a 20 n/a 25 n/a n/a n/a
Jamaica * * 340 95 220 85 10 160
Other Americas (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Bolivia 15 15 15 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brazil 10 15 10 n/a 25 n/a n/a n/a
Cuba n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Guyana n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Algeria n/a n/a n/a 10 65 10 n/a 50
Angola n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 n/a n/a
Burundi * n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cameroon 155 140 n/a 45 100 35 5 60
Congo n/a 40 10 5 25 10 n/a 10
Dem. Rep. of Congo * n/a n/a 10 30 35 5 85
Eritrea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 295
Ethiopia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a
Gambia n/a n/a n/a 25 45 30 5 25
Ghana 95 120 100 125 135 75 10 75
Ivory Coast 65 80 65 25 125 5 n/a 110
Kenya 100 80 25 5 35 5 5 35
Liberia n/a n/a 10 10 35 15 5 35
Libya n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Nigeria 405 450 300 165 540 250 55 270
Rwanda * n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sierra Leone 20 25 n/a n/a 20 10 n/a 15
Somalia * n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 25
Sudan n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 15 n/a n/a
Tanzania 30 10 10 n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Uganda 225 190 65 50 110 55 20 45
Zimbabwe 1,260 865 25 n/a n/a 20 n/a 90
Other Africa (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Chad n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Egypt n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a
Guinea n/a n/a n/a 5 25 25 n/a 15
Guinea-Bissau n/a * n/a 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malawi n/a * 50 35 55 30 15 35
Mauritania n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Mauritius n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morocco n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Namibia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Senegal n/a n/a 10 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Africa * 10 85 n/a 50 n/a n/a 55
Togo n/a * 10 5 15 20 n/a 25
Tunisia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Zambia * n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iran * n/a n/a n/a 10 15 5 190
Iraq 1,030 75 65 n/a n/a n/a n/a 40
Syria n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 n/a 10
Other middle east (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Israel n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lebanon n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Palestine n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 n/a n/a
Afghanistan 5 20 295 25 330 105 n/a 315
Bangladesh 190 155 190 5 205 45 5 130
China(5) 1,335 1,155 670 45 1,330 25 n/a 1,075
India 750 805 1,015 35 915 5 n/a 665
Pakistan 640 485 270 130 305 185 25 225
Sri Lanka * 30 235 5 160 n/a n/a 215
Vietnam n/a n/a n/a n/a 85 n/a n/a 110
Other Asia and Oceania (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Burma (Myanmar) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Hong Kong * n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malaysia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mongolia n/a n/a n/a 10 45 10 5 25
Nepal n/a n/a n/a n/a 20 15 n/a n/a
Philippines n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Korea n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other nationalities(6) 5 55 85 90 245 90 35 180
Number of principal applicants
2006 2007
Country of nationality Harmondsworth Yarl's Wood Oakington Harmondsworth Yarl's Wood Oakington( 3)
Albania 25 n/a 40 5 5 5
Macedonia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Moldova n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a 5
Russia 15 5 5 5 n/a n/a
Turkey 105 25 20 30 15 5
Ukraine n/a n/a 15 n/a 5 5
Bulgaria n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cyprus n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Czech Republic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Estonia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hungary n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Latvia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lithuania n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poland n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Romania n/a n/a 15 n/a n/a n/a
Slovakia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Former USSR (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Armenia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Belarus 15 5 n/a 5 5 n/a
Georgia 10 5 n/a 5 n/a n/a
Kazakhstan n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Uzbekistan 10 n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Other Europe (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Croatia n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Kosovo n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5
Serbia and Montenegro(4) 5 n/a 10 n/a n/a n/a
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia(4) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Colombia 20 5 n/a 10 5 n/a
Ecuador n/a n/a 5 n/a 5 n/a
Jamaica 25 10 50 10 25 15
Other Americas (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Bolivia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brazil n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cuba n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Guyana n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Algeria 20 n/a 25 10 5 n/a
Angola n/a n/a n/a 5 5 n/a
Burundi n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cameroon 20 20 30 20 20 n/a
Congo 10 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dem. Rep. of Congo 15 5 30 5 10 n/a
Eritrea 10 n/a 280 n/a n/a n/a
Ethiopia 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gambia 30 15 15 10 10 5
Ghana n/a 10 45 10 15 10
Ivory Coast 10 5 45 n/a 5 n/a
Kenya 20 10 10 10 15 5
Liberia 15 n/a n/a n/a n/a 5
Libya 5 n/a 5 5 n/a n/a
Nigeria 75 75 210 25 75 45
Rwanda n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sierra Leone 10 5 5 n/a 10 n/a
Somalia n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a n/a
Sudan 35 n/a 5 5 n/a n/a
Tanzania n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a
Uganda 35 20 n/a 20 20 5
Zimbabwe n/a n/a n/a n/a 5 5
Other Africa (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Chad 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Egypt 5 n/a n/a 5 5 n/a
Guinea 20 5 n/a 5 5 n/a
Guinea-Bissau n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malawi 15 10 n/a 5 10 5
Mauritania n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mauritius n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morocco n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Namibia n/a 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Senegal n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a n/a
South Africa 5 n/a 15 5 10 10
Togo 5 5 n/a n/a 5 n/a
Tunisia 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zambia n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iran 10 15 110 20 10 n/a
Iraq n/a n/a 20 5 n/a n/a
Syria 5 n/a 5 5 n/a n/a
Other middle east (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Israel n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Lebanon 5 n/a 5 n/a n/a n/a
Palestine n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Afghanistan 115 n/a 95 80 n/a 5
Bangladesh 140 n/a 30 80 5 10
China(5) 25 20 515 45 55 5
India 10 n/a 370 5 20 135
Pakistan 155 30 30 155 55 5
Sri Lanka 15 10 175 45 30 15
Vietnam n/a n/a 10 5 n/a n/a
Other Asia and Oceania (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)- (8)-
Burma (Myanmar) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hong Kong n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
Malaysia n/a n/a n/a 5 5 n/a
Mongolia 5 n/a 25 n/a 5 n/a
Nepal 25 5 n/a 5 n/a n/a
Philippines n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a n/a
South Korea n/a n/a n/a 5 5 n/a
Other nationalities(6) 90 55 35 45 40 15
Number of principal applicants
2008 2009( 7)
Country of nationality Harmondsworth Yarl's Wood Harmondsworth Yarl's Wood
Albania 20 * 40 5
Macedonia - - - -
Moldova 5 5 * *
Russia 10 5 * *
Turkey 45 10 55 10
Ukraine 5 5 10 5
Bulgaria - - - -
Cyprus - - - -
Czech Republic - - - -
Estonia - - - -
Hungary - - - -
Latvia - - - -
Lithuania - - - -
Poland - - - -
Romania - - - -
Slovakia - - - -
Other Former USSR 15 10 15 5
Armenia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Belarus n/a n/a n/a n/a
Georgia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kazakhstan n/a n/a n/a n/a
Uzbekistan n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Europe 5 * 10 *
Croatia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo n/a n/a n/a n/a
Serbia and Montenegro(4) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia(4) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Colombia 5 * 5 -
Ecuador * * - -
Jamaica 30 25 35 15
Other Americas 20 15 30 15
Bolivia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brazil n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cuba n/a n/a n/a n/a
Guyana n/a n/a n/a n/a
Algeria 25 5 20 *
Angola * * - *
Burundi - - - *
Cameroon 10 10 5 *
Congo 5 - 5 *
Dem. Rep. of Congo 5 5 5 *
Eritrea - * - -
Ethiopia * n/a - 5
Gambia 5 10 20 10
Ghana 15 15 15 10
Ivory Coast 5 - * *
Kenya 10 20 15 15
Liberia - - 5 -
Libya 10 * 5 -
Nigeria 85 75 140 45
Rwanda * * - *
Sierra Leone 5 5 * 5
Somalia - * - *
Sudan * - - -
Tanzania 5 5 5 5
Uganda 30 15 30 30
Zimbabwe * 5 5 5
Other Africa 80 50 75 70
Chad n/a n/a n/a n/a
Egypt n/a n/a n/a n/a
Guinea n/a n/a n/a n/a
Guinea-Bissau n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malawi n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mauritania n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mauritius n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morocco n/a n/a n/a n/a
Namibia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Senegal n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Africa n/a n/a n/a n/a
Togo n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tunisia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Zambia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Iran 10 10 30 20
Iraq 20 * 15 -
Syria * - * -
Other middle east 10 5 5 -
Israel n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lebanon n/a n/a n/a n/a
Palestine n/a n/a n/a n/a
Afghanistan 180 5 380 -
Bangladesh 85 5 100 10
China(5) 50 90 75 90
India 30 15 120 20
Pakistan 245 55 320 60
Sri Lanka 40 15 5 5
Vietnam 10 * 5 *
Other Asia and Oceania 30 10 25 15
Burma (Myanmar) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hong Kong n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malaysia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mongolia n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nepal n/a n/a n/a n/a
Philippines n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Korea n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other nationalities(6) - - - -
n/a = not available

(1) Figures rounded to the nearest five ( - = 0, * = 1 or 2).

(2) Harmondsworth fast track centre opened in 2004; Yarl's Wood Fast Track centre opened in 2005.

(3) The detained non-suspensive appeal process for females at Oakington moved in 2008 to Yarl's Wood alongside the female detained fast track process already there.

(4) Serbia and Montenegro replaced Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 5 February 2003. Serbia and Montenegro comprises Republic of Serbia, Republic of Montenegro, and Kosovo.

(5) Figures for China in 2008 and 2009 include Taiwan.

(6) 'Other nationalities' data include figures for nationalities not listed here (2001-07) and unknown nationalities for all years. In 2008 and 2009, other nationalities are counted in 'Other Europe', 'Other Americas', 'Other middle east', 'Other Asia and Oceania' and 'Other Africa'.

(7) Provisional figures

(8) Not applicable

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