HC Deb 19 March 1997 vol 292 cc595-6W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers from Saudi Arabia have been granted(a) refugee status, (b) exceptional leave to remain and (c) permanent residence in the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years by year of arrival. [20930]

Mr. Kirkhope

During the period 1987 to 1996, a total of 10 nationals of Saudi Arabia were granted asylum, or refused asylum but granted exceptional leave, in the United Kingdom. During the same period, fewer than 10 Saudi nationals, previously granted asylum or exceptional leave, were accepted for settlement—this excludes any such persons subsequently accepted for settlement on non-asylum related grounds.

A full breakdown of the above, by the year of arrival in the United Kingdom, is not available.

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