Asylum: Afghanistan

Home Office written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Charlotte Leslie Charlotte Leslie Conservative, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the Afghan asylum seekers found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks in August 2014 have (a) been granted asylum, (b) been refused asylum but remain in the UK and (c) been refused asylum and removed from the UK.

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

Holding answer received on 20 November 2014

Following the tragic incident at Tilbury, 34 individuals have claimed asylum and their cases are currently being considered. The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need our protection and every claim will be considered on its individual merits.

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