§ Mr. Gerrard
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 5 April,Official Report, columns 1240–41 regarding asylum applications in 1994, if he will provide the comparable statistics for the period from 1 August 1993 to 31 December 1993, in the same format. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
The information requested is provided in the table.
Decisions during the period August to December 1993, excluding
dependants, on applications for asylum1 made before and after the
Number of principal applicants Pre-act applications Post-act applications Total Total decisions2 4585 43,355 4,745 Recognised as a refugee and granted asylum 70 175 245 Not recognised as a refugee but granted exceptional leave to remain3 110 680 790 Total refusals 4405 42,500 3,710 Refused asylum and ELR after full consideration 405 2,140 2,545 Refused on safe third country grounds 0 360 360 Refused under para. 340 of the Immigration Rules4 — — 805 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. 340 for failure to provide evidence to support the asylum claim within a reasonable period (para. 180F prior to 1 October 1994) are not available split between pre- and post-Act cases.