§ Miss Widdecombe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how (1) many appeals against asylum decisions were refused in(a) 1998 and (b) 1999; and what proportion this was of the total number of appeals in each year; 
(2) how many asylum seekers whose appeals were refused in (a) 1998 and (b) 1999 have been deported; and what proportion of the total number of those whose appeals were refused this was in each year. 
§ Mrs. Roche
In 1998 a total of 25,300 asylum appeals were determined by Adjudicators of the Immigration Appellate Authority. Of this total 21,100 appeals (84 per cent.) were dismissed. Information for 1999 is not yet available.
The requested information on the number of asylum seekers whose appeals were refused and deported is available only at disproportionate cost through the examination of individual case records.