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Asylum: Commonwealth

Home Department written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many people from the Commonwealth were granted asylum on political grounds in each of the last 10 years;

(2) how many people from the Commonwealth were granted asylum on the grounds of being a victim of torture in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

While United Kingdom Borders Agency (UKBA) holds information on the grounds for an asylum claim, this is not centrally recorded and to provide this information would require a manual case by case search at disproportionate cost.

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