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Asylum: EU Law

Question for Home Office

UIN 15249, tabled on 6 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the UK has been asked to use the discretionary powers in Article 17 of the Dublin Regulation EC No 604/2013 since that regulation came into force; and how many of those requests resulted in the UK taking charge of an applicant under that Article.

Answered on

19 November 2015

We can confirm that the Home Office received 29 requests under Article 17.1 and 17.2 of the Dublin III Regulations, of those requests 14 were accepted. These figures are based on requests received between January 2014 to November 2015.

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