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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants who have entered the UK illegally claimed asylum following detection in each year for which figures are available; how many of those were granted asylum; how many of those were refused permission to remain in the UK and asked to leave the UK; and how many left the UK in each year.
In answering this question we have interpreted illegal immigrants as individuals who have been served papers as immigration offenders, prior to claiming asylum.
The information requested is shown in the following table:
|Claimed asylum following detection(1, 2)||16,998||13,356||9,827|
|Granted(1, 2)(, 3)||4,528||3,117||2,224|
|Refused(1, 2)(, 4)||9,583||7,612||5,784|
|Other(1, 2)(, 5)||2,887||2,627||1,819|
|Total Removed(1, 2)||3,229||2,529||1,536|
|(1) Data are for individuals served papers as immigration offenders, who subsequently claimed asylum in 2008, 2009, and 2010. |
(2) Data relates to the main applicants only.
(3) Data relates to the number granted asylum (including Humanitarian Protection and Discretionary Leave) at first decision.
(4) Data relates to the number refused asylum at first decision.
(5) Data relates to Other outcomes (e.g. as yet unconcluded cases, withdrawn by applicant, withdrawn absconder, applicant deceased, applicant left UK, Third Country action accepted.)
1. All figures quoted are internal management information only and are subject to change.
2. This information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols.