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Asylum: EU Law

Question for Home Office

UIN HL4919, tabled on 22 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of requests made in 2016 to other EU member states for the transfer of those claiming asylum in the UK who were believed to have first arrived in the EU in another EU member state, in line with EU Regulation 604/2013; to which states the requests were made; and how many transfers actually took place.

Answered on

5 February 2018

The EU Regulation 604/2013 (Dublin III Regulation) is a long-standing mechanism between EU Member States to determine responsibility for examining asylum claims. It is not an application route for transfer to the UK. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, regularly publishes Member State figures, the latest release of which can be found at:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Asylum_quarterly_report

Outgoing requests can be found at:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=migr_dubro&lang=en

The list of transfers is available at:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=migr_dubto&lang=en

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