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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Home Office more like this
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answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Eritrea more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims were made in each of the past three years by Eritreans; whether more illegal migrants were smuggled into the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country; and what assessment they have made of religious persecution in Eritrea as a driver of Eritrean migration. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications for asylum in the UK, broken down by nationality, in its quarterly Immigration Statistics release. The number of applications made by Eritreans in each year are available in table as_01 (Main Applicants; Asylum, volume 1).</p><p>Latest edition available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods</a></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total applications </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,230</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,085</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,158</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Home Office is unable to report on whether more illegal migrants were smuggled in to the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country, as the method of entry for those who entered the UK clandestinely and subsequently claimed asylum, is recorded on individual Home Office files and to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p><p>All asylum and human rights applications from Eritrean nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw. The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eritrea-country-policy-and-information-notes" target="_blank">Country Policy and Information Note Eritrea: Religious groups</a> published in February 2018 (available on Gov.uk) outlines our position.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
attachment
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file name Eritrea_-_Religious_Groups_-_CPIN_-_v3.0.pdf more like this
title Eritea Religious Groups more like this
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file name Asylum1 -Dec 2018 Tables.xlsx more like this
title Asylum 1 - Dec 2018 Tables remove filter
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less than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Z
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label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this