Asylum: Children:Written question - 16866

Q
(Rotherham)
Asked on: 18 November 2015
Home Office
Asylum: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people over 18 who applied for asylum as unaccompanied children in each year since 2010 have been (a) removed from the UK and (b) left voluntarily.
A
Corrected answer by: James Brokenshire
Corrected on: 31 March 2016
An error has been identified in the written answer given on 26 November 2015.
The correct answer should have been:

The figures in the below table detail the number of former unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged between 18 and 25 who were served with Removal Directions in each year between 2010 and 2014.

Removal Directions Served

Number of Cases

2010

306

2011

478

2012

327

2013

330

2014

245

Removal Directions served in

Number of cases

2010

697

2011

768

2012

543

2013

508

2014

324

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of persons who initially claimed asylum as unaccompanied children and who applied to extend or vary their leave in each year between 2010 and 2015. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015.

Year Decision Made in

Applications to vary or extend leave No of Cases

2010

688

2011

689

2012

653

2013

519

2014

836

2015

696

Total

4081

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of certified decisions made on cases involving unaccompanied asylum seeking children in the last 5 years. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015. In cases where a certification decision on an asylum and human rights claim was made, consideration would also have been given to whether it was appropriate to grant leave in accordance with the policy on asylum applications from unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Certification Decision Made

No of Cases

2010

27

2011

9

2012

10

2013

18

2014

87

2015

85

Decision made in

Number of cases

2010

26

2011

9

2012

11

2013

20

2014

90

2015

85

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of former unaccompanied asylum seeking children who were either removed from the United Kingdom or departed voluntarily in each year between 2010 and 2015. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015.

Year of Asylum Application

Voluntary Departure

Enforced Removal

2010

40

65

2011

28

38

2012

15

35

2013

11

44

2014

0

15

2015

0

0

Applied for Asylum in

Number of cases removed

Voluntary

Enforced

2010

48

77

2011

28

42

2012

18

36

2013

11

44

2014

0

15

2015

0

0

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of former unaccompanied asylum seeking children who had their asylum claim certified and were aged between 18 and 25 when they were removed from the United Kingdom in each year between 2010 and 2015.

Removals

No of Cases

2010

1

2011

5

2012

3

2013

5

2014

13

2015

22

Removed in

Number of cases

2010

3

2011

7

2012

8

2013

6

2014

14

2015

22

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

In the last five years, there has only been one case in which a former unaccompanied asylum seeking child had their claim for asylum certified and later lodged an out of country appeal against this decision. In this case the out of country appeal was dismissed.

The figures in the below table detail how many former unaccompanied asylum seeking children, whose claim for asylum was certified by the Home Office, have been removed from the United Kingdom in each of the last 5 years. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015.

Removals

No of Cases

2010

2

2011

7

2012

3

2013

6

2014

13

2015

22

Removed in

Number of cases

2010

9

2011

11

2012

13

2013

11

2014

17

2015

24

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

A
Answered by: James Brokenshire
Answered on: 26 November 2015

The figures in the below table detail the number of former unaccompanied asylum seeking children aged between 18 and 25 who were served with Removal Directions in each year between 2010 and 2014.

Removal Directions Served

Number of Cases

2010

306

2011

478

2012

327

2013

330

2014

245

Removal Directions served in

Number of cases

2010

697

2011

768

2012

543

2013

508

2014

324

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of persons who initially claimed asylum as unaccompanied children and who applied to extend or vary their leave in each year between 2010 and 2015. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015.

Year Decision Made in

Applications to vary or extend leave No of Cases

2010

688

2011

689

2012

653

2013

519

2014

836

2015

696

Total

4081

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of certified decisions made on cases involving unaccompanied asylum seeking children in the last 5 years. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015. In cases where a certification decision on an asylum and human rights claim was made, consideration would also have been given to whether it was appropriate to grant leave in accordance with the policy on asylum applications from unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Certification Decision Made

No of Cases

2010

27

2011

9

2012

10

2013

18

2014

87

2015

85

Decision made in

Number of cases

2010

26

2011

9

2012

11

2013

20

2014

90

2015

85

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of former unaccompanied asylum seeking children who were either removed from the United Kingdom or departed voluntarily in each year between 2010 and 2015. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015.

Year of Asylum Application

Voluntary Departure

Enforced Removal

2010

40

65

2011

28

38

2012

15

35

2013

11

44

2014

0

15

2015

0

0

Applied for Asylum in

Number of cases removed

Voluntary

Enforced

2010

48

77

2011

28

42

2012

18

36

2013

11

44

2014

0

15

2015

0

0

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

The figures in the below table detail the number of former unaccompanied asylum seeking children who had their asylum claim certified and were aged between 18 and 25 when they were removed from the United Kingdom in each year between 2010 and 2015.

Removals

No of Cases

2010

1

2011

5

2012

3

2013

5

2014

13

2015

22

Removed in

Number of cases

2010

3

2011

7

2012

8

2013

6

2014

14

2015

22

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

In the last five years, there has only been one case in which a former unaccompanied asylum seeking child had their claim for asylum certified and later lodged an out of country appeal against this decision. In this case the out of country appeal was dismissed.

The figures in the below table detail how many former unaccompanied asylum seeking children, whose claim for asylum was certified by the Home Office, have been removed from the United Kingdom in each of the last 5 years. The figure for 2015 is correct up to 30 June 2015.

Removals

No of Cases

2010

2

2011

7

2012

3

2013

6

2014

13

2015

22

Removed in

Number of cases

2010

9

2011

11

2012

13

2013

11

2014

17

2015

24

This is provisional management information that is subject to change. It has not been assured to the standard of Official Statistics.

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