HC Deb 10 December 1991 vol 200 c396W
Mr. Shore

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for political asylum he has had from Bangladeshi nationals in 1990 and so far in 1991; and how many(a) have been refused, (b) have been accepted, or (c) are awaiting decision.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Information is given in the table.

Applications 1 2 received for asylum in the United Kingdom by citizens of Bangladesh, and decisions 1 2 1990–91
Applications received3 4 Granted asylum Granted exceptional leave Refused asylum and exceptional leave
1990 55 5 *
5 61991 480 5 105
1 Excluding dependants.
2 Provisional figures, rounded to the nearest 5 with * = 1 or 2.
3 Decisions in a particular time period do not necessarily relate to applications in that period.
4 At 31 October 1991, 430 applications were recorded as awaiting a decision. However, this figure may overstate because of under-recording of decisions.
5 1991 figures may understate because of delays in recording, particularly for decisions.
6 January to October.