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Asylum

Home Department written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Margot James Margot James Conservative, Stourbridge

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applications were granted to (a) women and (b) men on the basis of (i) gender-related violence and (ii) sexual orientation in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

The data requested are not held in a format compatible with National Statistics protocols, or produced as part of the UK Border Agency's standard reports.

However, the Home Office publishes the number of asylum applications and initial decisions by gender on an annual basis. Latest figures can be found in Table as.03 and Table as.05 of the release ‘Immigration Statistics—April to June’ which is available from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Research Development and Statistics website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/immigration-q2-2012/

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