§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many individuals and their dependants have been admitted to enter the United Kingdom this year to date from the former Yugoslavia as urgent medical cases; how many such people remain in the United Kingdom; how many have left the United Kingdom; what is their present country of residence; and how many individuals and their dependants are awaiting permission to enter the United Kingdom for medical treatment;
(2) how many (a) ex-detainees and (b) their dependants have, to date, been given permission to enter the United Kingdom following his announcements of October and November 1992; how many people deemed by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to be vulnerable, and their dependants have, to date, been admitted to the United Kingdom following his decision to admit them; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
As at 4 November, a total of 357 particularly vulnerable individuals—including exdetainees—and 569 dependants, have arrived under these arrangements. A further 49 individuals and 65 dependants are due to arrive on 5 November.573W
These figures include 22 urgent medical cases, and 21 dependants, that have arrived this year. The available information suggests that all these 43 persons are still in the United Kingdom.
The United Kingdom is prepared to consider any request from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross for persons from the former Yugoslavia to come here for medical treatment.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
Information on the total number of nationals of the former Yugoslavia given leave to enter the United Kingdom in the period 1 September 1991 to 30 June 1993 is given in the table.
Nationals of the former Yugoslavia given leave to enter the United Kingdom Number of journeys 1991 September-December 17,300 1992 49,900 1993 January-June 18,500
An analysis by the purpose of journey for 1992 is given in table 3.1 of Home Office Command Paper "Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 1992" (Cm. 2368), a copy of which is in the Library. Corresponding information for September to December 1991 and for January to June 1993 is not readily available.
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.