§ Mr. Gerrard
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department of the asylum applications determined during the year 1994 how many were applications made(a) before and (b) after the coming into force of the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993; and for each of these categories, how many applications were (a) granted refugee status, (b) granted exceptional leave to remain and (c) refused. 
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The information requested is provided in the table.
Decisions in 1994, excluding dependants, on applications for
asylum(1) made before and after the Asylum and Immigration
Appeals Act 1993 (26 July 1993)
Number of principal applicants Pre-Act applications Post-Act applications Total Total decision2 43,560 4 14,445 20,990 Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum 275 550 825 Not recognised as a refugee but granted exceptional leave to remain(3) 1,165 2,495 3,660 Total refusals (4)2,120 (4)11,400 16,505
Decisions in 1994, excluding dependants, on applications for asylum(1) made before and after the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993 (26 July 1993) Number of principal applicants Pre-Act applications Post-Act applications Total Refused asylum and ELR after full consideration 2,120 10,535 12,655 Refused on safe third country grounds — 865 865 Refused under para. 180F of the immigration rules(4) — — 2,985 1 Provisional figures rounded to the nearest 5. 2 Figures exclude information on applications made overseas. 3 Usually granted for a year in the first instance, subject then to further review. 4 Figures for refusals under para 180F—failure to provide evidence to support the asylum claim—are not available split between pre and post-Act cases.