HC Deb 05 July 1995 vol 263 cc210-1W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many cases relating to political asylum in the United Kingdom were heard at the immigration appeals tribunal; and how many such appeals were successful in each of the last five years. [31316]

Mr. John M. Taylor

Figures on asylum appeals were not kept prior to the enactment of the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993. A separate figure for appeals by the Home Office was not kept until January 1994. The table sets out the available information:

Immigration appeal tribunal: Political asylum appeals
Year Heard Allowed Remitted for rehearing by a different adjudicator
1993 (August-December) 21 5 11
Claimant Home Office Claimant Home Office
1994 285 8 3 192 13
1995 (January-May) 151 11 3 90 3

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