Asylum: Afghanistan

Home Department written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Afghan interpreters who have worked for UK armed forces have been declined asylum in the UK; and on what basis their applications were denied.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 4 September 2013

Information about the previous occupations of asylum applicants and the reasons for refusal of their asylum claims, if that is the outcome, can be provided only by examining individual case records, which would incur disproportionate cost. All asylum claims made in the UK by those who have previously served as interpreters for the UK Government and armed forces in Afghanistan are considered on their individual merits and protection is offered to those who are found to be at real risk of serious harm in Afghanistan.

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