Refugees: Kuwait:Written question - 242672

Q
Asked by Gareth Thomas
(Harrow West)
Asked on: 09 April 2019
Home Office
Refugees: Kuwait
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of Kuwaiti political refugees in the UK.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 11 April 2019

The Home Office is unable to report the estimate number of Kuwaiti political refugees in the UK.


However, the statistics for the number of asylum applications and initial decisions by country of nationality, including those from Kuwait (up to December 2018) are published in Immigration Statistics and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018/list-of-tables#asylum, tab as_01 Volume 1.


Furthermore, the statistics for number of appeals allowed on the grounds of asylum by country of nationality are published in the Immigration Statistics and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-september-2018/list-of-tables#asylum, tab as_14 volume 4.


The figures for the number of appeals allowed on the grounds of asylum may not be 100% accurate, due to the number of successful onward appeals from either the claimant or the Home Office.

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