Asylum: Russia

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd February 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Barker Baroness Barker Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many LGBT asylum seekers from Russia have been held in UK detention centres in the last three years.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Code of Practice for Official Statistics has established common standards to ensure a coherent and trustworthy service to the user of statistics.

Home Office officials are continuing to review and assess information on the number of people claiming asylum where sexual orientation may form the basis of the claim, in order to ensure that any statistics produced meet the principles on both assured methodology and quality (ensuring statistical methods are consistent with scientific principles) and governing user needs.

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