Asylum: Cameroon

Home Office written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has received any applications for asylum on the grounds of persecution because of political opinion from persons originating in Southern Cameroon within the last nine months.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Information on asylum claimants is held on both the asylum case file and the main immigration database. This will include personal details of claimants and relatives such as claimed dates and places of birth, claimed religion, claimed ethnicity, as well as details of their asylum claims. The way this information is stored is such that it is often not possible to report on these information fields without conducting a manual search of both paper and electronic records. Therefore, we cannot identify how many asylum claims have been granted or refused leave from specific parts of countries of origin or as a result of political opinion

Published data relating to the outcomes of asylum claims from each country (including Cameroon) can be found in tab as_02 at volume 1 of the quarterly Immigration Statistics release:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2018/list-of-tables#asylum

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