Asylum: LGBT People

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people claimed asylum in the UK on the basis of sexual orientation in 2018; and what proportion of those applications were refused.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office publishes data on asylum applications in the ‘Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release’. Data on the number of asylum applications on the basis of sexual orientation and the initial decisions on such applications are published in the LGBT asylum data table under SOC_00 of the asylum and resettlement detailed datasets.

Information on how to use the dataset can be found in the ‘Notes’ page of the workbook. The latest data relates to 2018, with the next planned update scheduled for August 2020.

Information on future Home Office statistical release dates can be found in the ‘Research and statistics calendar’.

Links:

Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release

LGBT asylum data table:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/848102/asylum-sexual-orientation-dec-2018-tables.ods

Asylum and Resettlement Detailed Datasets https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/asylum-and-resettlement-datasets

Research and statistics calendar:

https://www.gov.uk/search/research-and-statistics?keywords=immigration&content_store_document_type=upcoming_statistics&organisations%5B%5D=home-office&order=relevance

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