§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The available information is that in the period 1979 to mid-1993 around 41,800 persons, including associated dependants, were given leave to remain in the United Kingdom as a refugee. These comprise some 18,500 asylum applicants who were recognized Kingdom, and 23,300 south-east Asian refugees accepted Table for settlement on arrival. Information on the number of these cases who have since died, left the country, obtained British citizenship or otherwise ceased to hold refugee status here, and information prior to 1979, is not available.
An analysis by main nationalities of grants of asylum in the years 1979 to 1984, including associated dependants, is given in table 3 of Home Office statistical bulletin issue 22/90 "Refugee Statistics, United Kingdom 1989". An analysis by main nationalities of grants in the period 1985 to mid-1993, excluding dependants, is given in table 3.1 of Home Office statistical bulletin issue 19/93 "Asylum Statistics United Kingdom 1992" and in the table. An analysis of these figures including dependants is not readily available. A comparison of figures for total grants of asylum including and excluding dependants is given in table 1.2 of issue 19/93.
Copies of the above publications are in the Library.
Cases12 recognised as refugees and granted asylum, excluding dependants, by nationality, 1 January to 30 June 1993 Number of grants to principal applicants Nationality 1993 (Jan-Jun) Europe and Americas Bulgaria — Colombia 5 Romania — Turkey 255 Former USSR — Former Yugoslavia — Other 5 TOTAL 260 Africa Angola 5 Congo — Ethiopia 20 Ghana 5 Nigeria — Somalia 40 Sudan 700 Togo and Ivory Coast 1 Uganda 1 Zaire 1 Other 25 TOTAL 795
Nationality 1993 (Jan-Jun) Middle East Iran 65 Iraq 105 Lebanon 15 Other 25 TOTAL 210 Asia China 5 India — Pakistan — Sri Lanka 5 Other 5 TOTAL 15 Other, and nationality not known — Total 1,280 Acceptances for settlement of South-East Asian refugees (including dependants) 300 1 Figures rounded to the nearest 5 with *=1 or 2. 2 Provisional figures.