Asylum: Iraq

Home Office written question – answered on 17th September 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has refused asylum to any Iraqis who have fled from persecution by the Islamic State in Iraq.

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

It is not possible to provide information on the number of Iraqi nationals who have raised a claim for asylum on the basis that they are at risk from persecution of the Islamic State in Iraq and who have been refused asylum.The basis of an individual's claim for asylum is not information that the Home Office centrally records.

Whilst it is not possible to provide the information requested, information on the total number of asylum applications made by Iraqi nationals and the outcome of initial decisions on their claims over the last ten years can be found in asylum data tables immigration statistics January to March 2014 volume 1, tab as_01 which can be accessed at the following address:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tables-for-immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2014/

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