Immigration: Northern Ireland

Home Office written question – answered on 16th July 2015.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Belmont Lord Browne of Belmont DUP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unresolved (1) asylum, and (2) immigration, cases there have been in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland since May 2010.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

The number of outstanding asylum claims recorded as associated with each Northern Ireland parliamentary constituency can be found in in the attached table 1. The figures that have been provided relate to main applicants who have made an asylum claim between 1 May 2010 and 31 March 2015 whose claim was recorded as unresolved where an individual is either awaiting an initial decision on their claim, in the appeal process or considered to be a failed asylum seeker.

The number of outstanding immigration cases recorded as associated with each Northern Ireland parliamentary constituency can be found in the attached table 2. The figures that have been provided relate to main applicants who have made an immigration application between 1 May 2010 and 31 March 2015, whose application was recorded as unresolved where an initial decision had not been served or was made after 31 March 2015.

The data has been compiled using a breakdown of the latest published statistics, by identifying the latest valid postcode on the Case Information Database (CID). For Northern Ireland postcodes, this was then matched to the ONS Postcode database to associate it with a parliamentary constituency and local authority as far as possible. This postcode is the most recently recorded postcode for correspondence purposes and may not be represent the applicant’s of place of residence or be the same postcode provided at the time of applying. For example, this may be the solicitor or immigration advisor of the applicant. For data protection purposes, cohorts of fewer than 10 people have been indicated with a *.

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