§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many applications were made to enter the United Kingdom or to remain here as a refugee in 1981 and 1982 respectively; in each case how many of those persons were recognised as refugees; how many were granted asylum without refugee status; how many were granted exceptional leave to remain; how many were refused, and of those how many left the United Kingdom voluntarily and were deported respectively; and how many are still under consideration.638WA
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Elton)
The available figures are:
I regret that figures are not available of those granted exceptional leave to remain after rejection of an asylum claim, nor of subsequent departures from the United Kingdom.
1981 1982 Applications made 2,904 4,167 Recognised as refugees 1,359 1,755 Granted asylum 278 613 Refused 782 1,217 Under consideration at 31.12.82 2,064