Asylum: Females

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd July 2014.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were detained whilst seeking asylum for (a) less than three days, (b) between four and seven days, (c) between eight and 14 days, (d) between 15 and 28 days, (e) between 29 days and three months, (f) between three months and one year and (g) over one year in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The data in the following table refers to main, female claimants who have raised a claim for asylum and been detained in the year 2013-14, and who have been detained either on or after the day that a claim for asylum was raised.

The figures quoted have been derived from management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change. This information has not been quality assured under National Statistics protocols, as such it should be treated as provisional and subject to change.

Period of detention Number of cases
Less than or equal to 3 days 274
Between 4 and 7 days 216
Between 8 and 14 days 159
Between 15 and 28 days 138
Between 29 days and 3 months 278
Between 3 months and 1 year 94
Greater than 1 year n/a

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