§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for asylum were received from Algerian nationals in each month since October; and, of these, how many have had their applications(a) granted, (b) refused but been allowed to remain and (c) refused and been removed from Britain. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The information requested is given in the following table. 721W
Decisions1 on applications2 received for asylum in the United Kingdom, and the removal or voluntary departure of asylum applicants, excluding dependants, for nationals of Algeria, October to December 19973 4 Number of principal applicants Applications for asylum Grants of asylum Grants of exceptional leave to remain Refused asylum and exceptional leave to remain Removals and voluntary departures October 1997 85 30 — 10 10 November 1997 65 5 5 15 * December 1997 105 20 — 15 5 Total 255 55 5 40 15 1 Information of initial determination decisions, excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions. 2 Applications and decisions on asylum applications may not relate to the same cases within each period. 3 Figures rounded to the nearest five with *=1 or 2. 4 All figures are provisional.