§ Mr. Litherland
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number and country of origin of persons seeking asylum over the past 10 years; and what percentage were accepted.
§ Mr. Waddington
The available information on applications and decisions by nationality is for the years 1979 to 1985 and was published in tables 1 and 5A–5F of Home Office statistical bulletin "Refugee Statistics, United Kingdom 1985", issue 12/86. It is hoped to publish corresponding figures for 1986 around the end of April.