HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c506W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of Kosovan refugees living in Greater London. [118830]

Mrs. Roche

Information on the number of Kosovan refugees living in Greater London is not available.

Information on the location of refugees is not available, since once an asylum seeker becomes a refugee they no longer are an immigration case, so the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) do not hold any further information on the person/family.

Kosovan asylum seekers are not separately identified within IND statistics. Kosovo is a region in Yugoslavia and applications from Kosovans are included within the nationality Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), which also includes Serbia and Montenegro. Information on asylum seekers is recorded on a national rather than regional basis and information on the location of asylum seekers is not held centrally.