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Asylum: Children

Question for Home Office

UIN HL844, tabled on 7 July 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many child asylum applicants with initial refusals have cases which are pending following appeal; and how many such applicants have been successful on appeal in the last three years.

Answered on

21 July 2014

At the end of December 2011, 331 asylum applications from main applicants, aged 17 or under, were pending a further review, 184 at the end of December 2012 and 206 at the end of December 2013. Cases pending further review are those in the appeals process (all tiers), but exclude those that are pending a judicial review.

In 2011, 150 appeals from applicants aged 17 or under were allowed; 152 in 2012 and 125 in 2013.

Appeal determinations do not necessarily relate to those pending a further review in the same period. The figures for appeals determined are cases dealt with by Immigration Judges at the First-tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber. The figures for pending further review including First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

The figures provided are a subset of latest published statistics which are published by the Home Office on a monthly (pending only) and quarterly basis. The latest release Immigration Statistics January to March 2014 is available from: and from the Library of the House.

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