Home Department written question – answered on 1st September 2014.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat, Brent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who used the Assisted Voluntary Returns scheme (a) submitted their first asylum claim after being detained in an immigration removal and (b) had their asylum case decided within the Detained Fast Track in each of the last five years for which records are available.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table.

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.

  People who have claimed asylum after detention in an Immigration Removal Centre and subsequently exited using the Assisted Voluntary Return scheme Claimants that have used the Assisted Voluntary Return scheme, while in the Detained Fast Track process
2009 3 37
2010 19 230
2011 39 534
2012 74 569
2013 39 1,234
20141 5 350
Total 179 2,954
1 2014 is up to and including 31 March 2014.

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