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Asylum: EU Countries

Home Department written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Lorely Burt Lorely Burt Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were transferred to another EU member state under the Dublin Regulation in each year since that regulation came into force; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The information requested is shown in the following table:

  Transferred from UK(1)
2003 1,377
2004 1,904
2005 1,924
2006 1,663
2007 1,157
2008 1,246
2009 1,005
2010 1,162
2011 1,013
(1) This figure represents all transfers under the Dublin Regulation, as such it includes people who have not claimed asylum in the UK, however these applicants would have claimed asylum in another member state. The figures are based on management information data that are not quality assured under National Statistics protocols. The figures do not constitute part of National Statistics and should be treated as provisional.

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