HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 cc940-1W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the total numbers of(a) asylum seekers and refugees, (b) children of asylum seekers and refugees, (c) unaccompanied children admitted as asylum seekers or refugees and (d) children admitted for family reunion reasons, admitted to the United Kingdom in each year since 1990–91, including estimates up to 1993–94.

Mr. Charles Wardle

Information for the period 1 January 1990 to 28 February 1994 on the number of principal asylum seekers, the number of cases granted asylum, the available information on the estimated number of dependants associated with these two groups, and unaccompanied child applicants is given in the table.

Information for the period 1 January 1990-30 June 1993 on the total number of children accepted for settlement is published in table 6.3 of the Home Office Command Paper "Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 1992", Cm 2368, and in table 3 of the Home Office Statistical Bulletin Issue 33/93 "Control of Immigration: Statistics—First and Second Quarters of 1993". Information for the second half of 1993 will be published around the end of April. Information for the first part of 1994 is not yet available. Copies of both publications are available in the Library. These figures include children accepted in line with one or both parents being accepted for settlement at the same time, and acceptances of children where both parents were already settled in the United Kingdom.

11 Information for 1992 is only available for the period October to December

12 January to February 1994.

13 not available.