Asylum: Northern Ireland

Home Office written question – answered on 25th November 2014.

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Photo of Jeffrey M. Donaldson Jeffrey M. Donaldson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been received from asylum seekers temporarily resident in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and how many such applications have been successful.

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

Holding answer received on 21 November 2014

Your question has been interpreted as requesting information on the number of people, resident in Northern Ireland in the last five years, who have claimed and subsequently been granted asylum. We are unable to identify those living in Northern Ireland prior to raising a claim for asylum. Therefore, the figures provided are based on main claimants who Home Office records indicate

currently have a primary address recorded as in Northern Ireland.

Year

Number of claims

Number granted

2009

137

26

2010

157

39

2011

208

70

2012

250

84

2013

224

64

To Note: Grants may relate to claims made in previous years.

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

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