Asylum: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 19th July 2022.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications where substantive interviews have taken place are outstanding.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Home Office published data shows as of 31 March 20202 there were 89,344 initial asylum applications awaiting a decision.

The Home Office are unable to state how many asylum applications where substantive interviews have taken place are outstanding because this data is not held in a reportable format.

Published data on the number of asylum applications awaiting an initial decision by duration, for main applicants only can be found in table Asy_04 of the published Immigration Statistics: List of tables - GOV.UK (List of tables - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

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