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Home Office written question – answered on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what data is collected and recorded from an asylum seekers' application for asylum.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Home Office collects and records a broad range of personal and case specific information via electronic systems which varies on a case to case basis depending on which route the application takes.

For example, we collect information to help establish identity, including biometrics.

Other non-electronic information may also be collected and stored by teams and this would be extremely difficult to quantify. For example, information about the reasons why the applicant is claiming asylum could be a record of oral testimony, written statements or other documentary they wish to submit in support of their claim.

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