Asylum: Sri Lanka

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2014.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sri Lankan asylum seekers who claimed asylum in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012, (e) 2013 and (f) 2014, have been found to be victims of torture; and if she will make a statement.

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

The Home Office does not collate statistics on this matter. All information pertaining to an individuals asylum claim is recorded on their case file and to answer this question would require a comprehensive review of all case files, which would involve a prohibitive cost.

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