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Asylum: LGBT People

Question for Home Office

UIN 231449, tabled on 12 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who described themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual when seeking asylum in the UK have been refused asylum on the grounds that there is not enough evidence to prove that they are gay, lesbian or bisexual since 2015.

Answered on

19 March 2019

The Home Office remains committed to publishing information on the number of people claiming asylum on the basis of sexual orientation

On 29 November 2018, the Home Office published experimental statistics on Asylum claims made on the basis of sexual orientation, covering the pe-riod 2015 to 2017.
These experimental statistics provide data on asylum claims from 2015-2017, by year of application, initial decision, appeal receipt, or appeal decision

Data on the number of asylum seekers refused asylum on the basis of sexual orientation can be found in tabs SOC_00 in the experimental statis-tics in the link provided below:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018-data-tables

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