Asylum: Sudan

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th October 2014.

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Photo of Lord Judd Lord Judd Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that confidential information about Sudanese citizens gathered in the context of asylum claims is not provided to the Sudanese authorities.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

We do not share any details of an asylum claim with the authorities of an individual’s country of origin.

The Home Office takes its commitments under the Data Protection Act seriously, and all information taken in the process of a person's asylum claim is treated in confidence. All personal information is stored securely and any member of staff involved in the handling of personal information obtained in the context of a person's asylum claim undertakes specific, mandatory training on information management.

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