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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants for asylum, broken down by country of origin, have had their applications refused in the last four years; and how many are known (a) to have left the United Kingdom and (b) to have remained within the United Kingdom. 
Angela Eagle: Data on initial decisions on asylum applications refused asylum or exceptional leave to remain, by nationality, for 2000 are given in the table. This does not include details of appeals outcomes or of asylum seekers who are subsequently given leave to remain on other grounds.
Information on the numbers of asylum seekers removed from the United Kingdom, by nationality, is not currently available. The total numbers of known removals in each of the last four years, excluding dependants, are given in the table:
|Number of refusals of principal applicants|
|Other Former USSR||545||1,260||465||3,285|
|Other Former Yugoslavia||170||140||180||1,280|
|Democratic Republic of Congo||255||110||50||990|
|Other, and nationality not known||20||*||40||2,280|
(22) Figures rounded to the nearest 5 with * = 1 or 2
(23) Information is of initial determination decisions excluding the outcome of appeals or other subsequent decisions
(24) Includes refusals on the grounds that the applicant had arrived from a safe third country and non-compliance refusals, for failure to provide evidence to support the asylum claim within a reasonable period: see explanatory note 6
(25) Exclude cases where an application has been refused under the backlog criteria
(26) May include some cases where an application has been refused under the backlog criteria
(27) Provisional figures
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Mr. Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been housed in cluster areas in Essex by the National Asylum Support Service in the last 12 months; and what support is being provided to community groups and public services in these areas. 
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Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the most recent information he has concerning the detention of asylum seekers under immigration law; and how many were detained, broken down by (a) location, (b) number of applicants detained and (c) number of appellants detained. 
Angela Eagle [holding answer 15 October 2001]: The latest available information on the number of asylum seekers detained under Immigration Act powers by place of detention relates to 30 June 2001 and is given in the table. Information on the stage of asylum application is not available and could be obtained only by examining individual case files at disproportionate cost.
|Other prison establishments(30)||120|
|Oakington Reception Centre||265|
(28) Persons detained under Immigration Act powers who are recorded as having sought asylum at some point.
(29) Figures rounded to the nearest five, and exclude persons detained in police cells. Figures include 135 persons who are recorded as being detained under dual immigration and other powers.
(30) Other prison establishments with five or fewer detainees.
Mr. Mark Field: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to consult the local community before putting on the market the police accommodation at Trenchard House, London. 
Mr. Denham: The decision to sell Trenchard House rests with the Metropolitan Police Authority. The Chair of the Authority informs me that the Authority has received a number of representations which it is considering.
Mr. Denham: The Government are currently working on the development of a national occupational health strategy, locally delivered, for the police service. This will be aimed at reducing sickness absence through improved human resources policy, sickness management and the
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Mr. Denham: Under section 44 (4) of the Police Act 1996, every Chief Constable is required, as soon as possible after the end of the financial year to submit to the Home Secretary a general report on policing during that year of the area for which his or her force is maintained. The Chief Constable of North Wales Police and the North Wales Police Authority produced a joint annual report for 200001 which was submitted to the Home Office in mid-August.
Mr. Stinchcombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in each prison establishment are held (a) two to a cell in a single cell and (b) three to a cell in a double cell. 
Beverley Hughes: The table shows the number of prisoners in each prison establishment held two to a cell designed for one and total overcrowding at the end of August 2001. Data are provisional and subject to validation by prisons.
The Prison Service does not collect centrally the number of prisoners held three in a double cell. Prisons report the total overcrowding level, which includes prisoners held three to a cell for two and those overcrowded in dormitories and larger cells.
|Prison name||Two to a cell designed for one||Total overcrowding|
|East Sutton Park||0||0|
|North Sea Camp||0||0|
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