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Asylum: Middle East

Question for Home Office

UIN 210299, tabled on 14 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many defined Christians entering the UK from Iraq and Syria have claimed asylum on the grounds of religious persecution in each year since 2012.

Answered on

20 October 2014

Information on the basis of claim for asylum is not centrally recorded, and the information requested in the Hon. Member’s question could only be obtained through a manual search of individual case files. This would exceed the cost limit.

Answered by

Home Office