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Immigration: Children

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL2804, tabled on 20 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many immigration and asylum cases in the years 2013–14 and 2014–15 have involved children as claimants in their own right; of those, how many received funding for legal help or representation; and in what percentage of these cases was the child represented.

Answered on

3 November 2015

The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) received 15,134 in 2013-14 and 13,981 appeals in 2014-15 where the appellant stated they were below the age of 18 when their appeal was lodged.

Data on the number of child appellants who are in receipt of funding are not held centrally by HMCTS.