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FOI 4419 We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: How many claims for asylum were made …

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FOI 4419

We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:

How many claims for asylum were made from January 2004 to end August 2006, broken down by quarter?

How many determinations of asylum claims were made during that period, broken down by quarter?

In that period, how many persons were: (a) granted refugee status; (b) granted humanitarian protection; (c) granted discretionary leave (d) granted some other kind of leave; (e) refused outright, broken down by quarter? Please clarify whether the figures for grants include or exclude grants made as a result of an appeal being allowed by the IAA/AIT.

How many appeals were made by persons from Burma to the IAA/AIT on asylum grounds in that period, broken down by quarter?

How many of those appeals were (a) allowed on asylum grounds; (b) allowed on other grounds; (c) dismissed?

How many of those appeals were conceded by IND (a) on asylum grounds or (b) on other grounds?

How many asylum claims by persons from Burma are currently awaiting an initial decision?

In 2006, has any part of IND provided written guidance to caseworkers on determining Burmese claims to asylum or humanitarian protection, apart from the OGN dated 1 March 2006? If so, please email a scanned copy or post me a hard copy.

Date: Fri Sep 29 00:00:00 BST 2006

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