Ivory Coast

Posted in Africa, House of Lords, Written Answers on Feb 10, 2011

Lord Sheikh:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of claims for asylum from countries which share a border with the Ivory Coast.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Neville-Jones): The table attached shows the number of asylum applications received in the UK, excluding dependants, for nationals of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Mali between 2005 and Quarter 3, 2010.

Information on asylum applications is published monthly, quarterly and annually in the Control of Immigration bulletins and monthly asylum applications tables available from the Home Office's Research, Development and Statistics website at: www.homeoffice. gov.uk/rds/immigration-asylum-stats.html.

Asylum applications (1) received in the United Kingdom, excluding dependants, 2005 to Quarter 3 2010, nationals of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Mali

Country of nationality

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009 (P)

Q1 to Q3 2010 (P)

Burkina Faso

10

*

5

5

*

*

Ghana

230

130

120

140

140

130

Guinea

165

170

120

80

115

70

Liberia

175

50

40

20

15

15

Mali

10

5

5

5

10

5

Total

590

355

290

245

280

220

(1) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 (- = 0. * = 1 or 2) and may not sum to the totals shown because of independent rounding.

(P) Provisional figures.

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