§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many asylum seekers have been refused benefits in the last year; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows: from 20 November 1995 up to 17 December 1996 the number of income support claims terminated because a decision had been made on their asylum application was 7,564.