Asylum

Home Office written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2015.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol, Brent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fresh applications for asylum have been (a) made and (b) accepted, in each of the last five years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

Holding answer received on 22 January 2015

There were 905 fresh claims, from main applicants, for asylum in the United Kingdom in 2009, 1,621 in 2010, 969 in 2011, 849 in 2012 and 866 in 2013 (provisional figure). This data can be found at as_01 and as_01_q at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/series/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release.

2014 fresh claims data will be released on 26 February 2015.

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