HC Deb 26 April 1995 vol 258 c564W
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. [20582]

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

Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act, 1993

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.