Asylum: LGBT People

Home Office written question – answered on 24th March 2015.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people detained in immigration detention centres are pursuing asylum claims based upon their sexual identity; and how many such claims were (1) granted, (2) refused, and (3) overturned on appeal, in each of the last five years.

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

Information on the basis of an asylum claim is not usually recorded, but the Home Office has made arrangements to record this data for cases made on the basis of sexuality on our Case Information Database. This process still requires significant further development: once we are satisfied with the quality of the data we will be in a position to release this, however we will be unable to release the data retrospectively.

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