Statement to Parliament: Hansard correction

By HM Government

Lord Taylor of Holbeach:

With regards to the written answer I gave to my noble colleague, Lord Hylton, on 26 February 2014, Official Report columns WA264 and 265, 2 tables of data were provided in column WA265. These tables are incorrect and do not form part of the answer.

The answer should have been:

Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty’s government how many appeals against (1) refusal of refugee status, (2) human rights claims, or (3) claims for humanitarian protection, have been made from outside the United Kingdom since the coming into force of the Immigration and Asylum Act 2002; and how many of each were successful.[HL5317]

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach):

Since 2007, our records show that 114 appeals have been lodged from outside the United Kingdom against a certified refusal of refugee status and/ or refusals of claims for humanitarian protection. One of these appeals is recorded as being successful.


i. A breakdown for the full period requested is not available due to the way that this information was recorded on our internal database prior to 2007.

ii. We are unable to break down figures that specifically relate to refusals of refugee status and refusals of humanitarian protection.

iii. We are unable to provide information on how many appeals against human rights claims have been lodged from outside of the United Kingdom as the information is not recorded centrally in one system in a way that allows us to extract the information requested.

iv. All figures given are based on internal management information and are subject to change.

v. Figures provided are up to 30th September 2013.

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