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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Asylum: Sri Lanka remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Sri Lankans (1) applied for asylum, and (2) had applications approved in each year since 2008, broken down by ethnicity. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications and initial decisions, broken down by nationality, in table as_01_q (volume 1 of the asylum tables) in the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> publication. The latest figures, up until June 2018, are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018</a></p><p>Data on ethnicity are not available.</p><p>Table 1: Asylum applications, initial decision, and grants on asylum applications from Sri Lankan nationals, 2008 to June 2018</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total applications </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total initial decisions </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total grants </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2008</strong></p></td><td><p>1,473</p></td><td><p>874</p></td><td><p>206</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p>1,115</p></td><td><p>1,251</p></td><td><p>190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p>1,357</p></td><td><p>1,612</p></td><td><p>228</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p>1,756</p></td><td><p>1,604</p></td><td><p>323</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p>1,744</p></td><td><p>1,384</p></td><td><p>333</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p>1,811</p></td><td><p>1,287</p></td><td><p>262</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p>1,292</p></td><td><p>1,217</p></td><td><p>157</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p>961</p></td><td><p>1,537</p></td><td><p>179</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>845</p></td><td><p>731</p></td><td><p>44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>690</p></td><td><p>645</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018 (Jan-Jun)</strong></p></td><td><p>261</p></td><td><p>302</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Grants include grants of asylum, discretionary leave, humanitarian protection, and grants under family and private life rules.</p><p>2. Decisions made in a given year does not necessarily relate to the number of applications in the same year. Applications are based on the date of application and decisions are based on the date of initial decision.</p><p>3. Data include main applicants only.</p><p>4. Data for 2018 include 6 months of data only (Jan-Jun). This is the latest period that is publically available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T13:39:43.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:39:43.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name HL991 Lord Naseby Annex A.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table as_01_q (Vol 1 - Asylum Table) more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Sri Lanka remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Sri Lankan nationals have sought asylum in each year since 1 January 2007; and how many were successful. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
star this property uin HL6460 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications and initial decisions, broken down by nationality, in the quarterly <em>Immigration Statistics</em> publication. The latest figures, up until 2017, are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017</a></p><p>Table as_01 (asylum tables, vol. 1) contains the number of asylum applications, from main applicants, and initial decisions each year, broken down by nationality.</p><p>Data in table as_01 relate to initial decisions only. The number of ‘successful’ applications will increase when taking into account those granted after appeal. Table as_06 shows the number of decisions in a given year that have led to an appeal, by appeal outcome. Data in this table are not directly comparable over time as more recent years will have a high number of cases where a final decision has not yet been made.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Country of nationality</p></td><td><p><strong> Total </strong> <strong>applications </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total initial decisions </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total grants </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Percentage granted </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>988</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>936</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>124</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>1,473</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>874</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>206</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>1,115</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,251</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>190</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>1,357</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,612</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>228</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>1,756</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,604</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>323</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>1,744</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,384</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>333</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>24%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>1,811</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,287</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>262</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>1,292</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,217</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>157</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>961</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,537</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>179</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>12%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>845</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>731</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>44</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>6%</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>Sri Lanka</p></td><td><p><strong>687</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>649</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>49</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><ol><li>Grants include grants of asylum, discretionary leave, humanitarian protection, and grants under family and private life rules.</li></ol><p>2. Decisions made in a given year does not necessarily relate to the number of applications in the same year. Applications are based on the date of application and decisions are based on the date of initial decision.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T11:16:30.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:16:30.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Sri Lanka remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department consults the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when determining the veracity of claims of torture by asylum applicants from Sri Lanka; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 214050 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
unstar this property answer text <p>We recognise that there are credible reports of torture, ill-treatment and sexual violence perpetrated by the security forces in the aftermath of the <br>civil war. The Home Office's consultation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office varies from case to case. However, we are in regular discussions about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka more generally and the information provided is reflected in the Home Office’s published country information and guidance report(s) which are publicly available. <br><br>All asylum claims made by those from Sri Lanka continue to be carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with the 1951 Refugee Convention, the European Convention on Human Rights and against the background of the latest country information and relevant caselaw – including a Court of Appeal judgment from 18 June 2014 which found that not everyone, including all Tamils, are at risk on return to Sri Lanka.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T16:05:08.683Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T16:05:08.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Sri Lanka remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of returning failed asylum seekers to Sri Lanka on the ability of the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights to investigate violations of human rights in that country; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 212723 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government does not believe that returning unsuccessful asylum applicants to Sri Lanka impacts on the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights ability to investigate human rights abuses in that country. As with any other nationality, all asylum and human rights applications from Sri Lankan nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations and against the background of the latest available country of origin information from a wide range of well-recognised sources. The Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights is entitled to speak to any returnees as well as other individuals, if they chose to do so. Likewise, a decision to co-operate or not should be the choice of the person concerned. The fact that they may have made an unsuccessful asylum application in the UK – or anywhere else – does not affect this process.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:48:18.7522648Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:48:18.7522648Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Sri Lanka remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sri Lankan asylum seekers who claimed asylum in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011, (d) 2012, (e) 2013 and (f) 2014, have been found to be victims of torture; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 212654 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not collate statistics on this matter. All information pertaining to an individuals asylum claim is recorded on their case file and to answer this question would require a comprehensive review of all case files, which would involve a prohibitive cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T14:57:38.8209064Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T14:57:38.8209064Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
101952
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star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Sri Lanka remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been victims of torture have been removed to Sri Lanka in the last five years; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 212653 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not collate statistics on this matter. All information pertaining to an individuals asylum claim is recorded on their case file. The Home Office does not remove anyone unless they are satisfied that they are not at risk of persecution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:46:31.8642595Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:46:31.8642595Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this