To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 July (HL1285), what assessment they have made of (1) the number of asylum seekers attracted to the UK because of the asylum system in place prior to the Nationality and Borders Act 2022, and (2) the number of asylum seekers expected to be attracted to the UK because of the asylum system in place after the Act has been enacted.
Through our New Plan for Immigration, we are fixing the broken asylum system to make it firm and fair, ensuring it is compassionate towards those who need our help, whilst seeking to stop abuse of the system
The number of asylum seekers who claimed asylum prior to the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 being enacted stood at 55,146 for the year ending March 2022 for main applicants only.
The Home Office are not able to provide the numbers expected to be lodged with the UK asylum system now the Act has been enacted. 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.