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Asylum Seekers

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seeker applicants there have been from each European Union member state in the past 10 years.

Photo of Baroness Browning Baroness Browning Minister of State (Home Office)

Numbers of asylum applications from nationals of European Union member states for 2001 to 2010 are in the table below:

Asylum applications (1) received in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants, 2000 to 2010 from nationals of EU member states
Principal applicants
Country of nationality 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 (P) 2010 (P)
Austria - - * - - - * - - -
Belgium * - * * - * - - - -
Bulgaria (2) : : : : : : 5 * * *
Cyprus (3) : : : - - - * - - -
Czech Republic (3) : : : * * * 5 * - *
Denmark- - - - - - - * - - -
Estonia (3) : : : - - - - - - *
Finland- - - - - - - - * - -
France 15 5 5 * * * * * * *
Germany * * - - * - * - * -
Greece * * - - * - - - - -
Hungary (3) : : : - * * - - * *
Ireland * - - * * 5 - - - -
Italy 5 * - * - * - - - *
Latvia (3) : : : * * * * - * *
Lithuania (3) : : : 5 5 5 * - * *
Luxembourg- - - - - - - - - - -
Malta (3) : : : - - - - - - -
Netherlands * 5 * 5 - - - - * *
Poland (3) : : : * * 5 * - * 5
Portugal * * * - - - * - * -
Romania (2) : : : : : : 10 * 5 5
Slovakia (3) : : : * * - - * 5 -
Slovenia (3) : : : - * - - - - -
Spain 10 5 - - - * - * - -
Sweden* * - - - * - - - - *
United Kingdom : : : : : : : : : :

(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 (- = 0, * = 1 or 2).

(2) EU Accession state-data only applicable from 1 January 2007.

(3) EU Accession state-data only applicable from date of joining, 1 May 2004.

(P) Provisional data.

: Not applicable

Data on asylum applications are available in the published tables of the quarterly Control of Immigration statistics United Kingdom Q1 2011. This publication is available in the Library of the House and the Home Office science website at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/science-research/research-statistics.

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