Entry Clearances

Home Department written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applications from Ghanaian nationals have been (a) granted and (b) refused in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The number of asylum applications, excluding dependants, from nationals of Ghana that have been (a) granted asylum on initial decisions and (b) refused asylum on initial decisions are provided in the following table:

Asylum applications and initial decisions (1,2,3) for main applicants, nationals of Ghana
Principal applicants
  Total applications Total initial decisions Total grants Grants of asylum Grants of HP Grants of DL Grants of ELR Total refusals Total withdrawals
2001 192 423 93 48 45 330 22
2002 277 254 24 14 10 230 23
2003 323 334 16 7 0 8 1 318 45
2004 353 324 10 4 0 6 314 83
2005 231 203 15 2 2 11 188 138
2006 130 87 3 0 0 3 84 94
2007 122 101 4 0 0 4 97 27
2008 141 95 1 0 0 1 94 35
2009 139 101 7 1 0 6 94 44
2010 167 159 6 0 1 5 153 43
(1) 2009 and 2010 figures are provisional. (2) Initial decisions do not necessarily relate to applications made in the same period and exclude the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions. (3) Humanitarian Protection (HP) and Discretionary Leave (DL) replaced Exceptional Leave to Remain (ELR) from 1 April 2003.

These data were published in Table as.01 of Immigration Statistics: April-June 2011. Further information on asylum application outcomes is available from the Immigration Statistics release available in the Library of the House and the Home Office Science website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/science-research/research-statistics/migration/migration-statistics1/

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