HL Deb 16 October 2002 vol 639 c50WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their response to the MigrationWatch Report which demonstrates that in 2001, 97,500 asylum seekers, including their spouses and children, who should have been deported as a consequence of Home Office decisions, remained in this country. [HL5814]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Filkin)

We have noted the MigrationWatch UK report and will be considering it.

Officials have discussed the calculation with MigrationWatch and are clue to meet MigrationWatch to discuss the validity of the underlying assumptions.

Information on asylum applications, decisions, appeals and removals in 2001 was published in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin Asylum Statistics United Kingdom 2001 on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html.