Asylum: Middle East

Home Office written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time was for a decision to be made on an application for asylum in the UK for (a) Syrian nationals, (b) Afghan nationals and (c) Iraqi nationals in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

All asylum claims lodged in the UK are carefully considered on their individual merits against a background of relevant case law and up to date country information. We ensure that claimants are given every opportunity to disclose information relevant to their claim before a decision is taken.

Information regarding Asylum data is published as part of the Government’s Transparency agenda the latest release of which can be found at can be found at

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