HC Deb 02 March 1993 vol 220 cc75-6W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many refugees have been accepted into the United Kingdom from each of the states of the former Yugoslavia since the commencement of the recent conflicts.

Mr. Charles Wardle

In the period January 1992 to January 1993 inclusive, around 5,900 nationals of the former Yugoslavia (excluding dependants) have applied for asylum in the United Kingdom. The large majority of these applications are still under consideration and the applicants are being allowed to stay in the meantime. More detailed data on the origin of the applicants is not available.

In addition, as I announced to the House on 30 November 1992, we are willing to accept 1,000 ex-detainees from Bosnia and other parts of the former Yugoslavia, together with their dependants, totalling perhaps 4,000 in all.