HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 cc571-2W
Mr. Dicks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals from Somalia have been granted entry into Britain since 1990; and under what conditions such entry was granted.

Mr. Charles Wardle

Information on the total number of nationals of Somalia given leave to enter the United Kingdom is given in the table.

Nationals of Somalia given leave to enter the United Kingdom
Number of journeys
1990 4,330
1991 3,650
1992 5,500
19931 2,140
1 January to June.

An analysis of the data for 1990–92 by purpose of journey is given in table 3.1 of Home Office Command Paper "Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 1992"—Cm 2368—and in table 1 of the corresponding volumes for 1990 and 1991—Cm 1571 and 2063. Corresponding information for January to June 1993 is not readily available. Copies of the above publications are in the Library.

These figures include persons who have applied for asylum at ports—and their dependants—and who have been granted asylum or exceptional leave. They exclude persons granted temporary admission.