To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, further to the Answer of 13 March 2018 to Question 131300, how many requests for transfer into the UK under the Dublin Regulation in 2017 were refused; and for what reasons those requests were refused.
19 March 2018
The Dublin III Regulation is a long-standing EU mechanism to determine Member States’ responsibilities for examining asylum claims.
Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, regularly publishes data on transfers under the Dublin Regulation which includes data on formal request refusals . The 2017 data publication is expected to be published shortly. The latest publication can be found here:
The Dublin III Regulation clearly sets out the acceptance criteria for requests and where these are not met the request will be refused.