Asylum: LGBT People:Written question - HL6061

Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 05 March 2018
Home Office
Asylum: LGBT People
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who are claiming asylum, and have made reference to a reason being their sexual orientation or gender identity, have been held in detention in the last three years for more than (1) six months, (2) 12 months, (3) 18 months, and (4) 24 months.
Answered on: 09 March 2018

The Department does not hold pre-July 2015 data in a reportable format however experimental data on asylum claims lodged on the basis of sexual orientation, including the number of claimants who were granted asylum, between 1 July 2015 and 31 March 2017 is available at:

Unfortunately specific information on the length of time, that those who have claimed asylum on the basis of their sexual orientation, have spent in detention, is not currently published and could only be obtained by a manual check of each record.

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Grouped Questions: HL6062

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