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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.
The number of asylum applicants who were detained in the first three quarters of 2017 is available in table dt_01_q of the detention tables in the latest release of the ‘Immigration Statistics, July to September 2017’, available from the Home Office website at; https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2017-data-tables
Detention is used as an appropriate measure of immigration control and the reasons for which asylum claimants are detained is not recorded or held in a reportable format.