§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons, by sex and nationality, have been granted political asylum since May 1979.
§ Mr. Raison
Statistics for the years 1979, 1980 and 1981 giving a breakdown by nationality—though not by sex—are available in the Library. The figures for the first six months of 1982 have not yet been collated, but I shall send them to the hon. Member as soon as they are available.