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|Applications( 1,)( )( 2) received for asylum in the United Kingdom and initial decisions 1997 to 2007|
|n/a = not applicable|
(1) Figures rounded to the nearest five.
(2) From 1998 to 2001 dependants figures are estimated. Including dependants who applied with the principal applicant and those who arrived subsequently but before the principal application was decided. Figures from 2002 are based on actual data.
(3) Humanitarian protection (HP) and discretionary leave (DL) replaced exceptional leave to remain from 1 April 2003.
(4) Cases decided under measures aimed at reducing the pre 1996 asylum application backlog.
(5) Includes cases where asylum or exceptional leave has been granted under the backlog criteria.
(6) Includes some cases where the application has been refused on substantive grounds.
(7) Provisional figures.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqis have been granted resettlement in the UK under the Locally Employed Staff Assistance Scheme since its inception. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of employees in her Department (a) are on a flexible working contract, (b) are on a job share employment contract and (c) work from home for more than four hours per week. 
Mr. Woolas: Information on the percentage of employees working on flexible working contracts, job share employment contracts or working from home for more than four hours per week is not held centrally. This information can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) memory sticks, (b) laptop computers, (c) desktop computers, (d) hard drives and (e) mobile telephones were (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from her Department in each year since 1997. 
1. DSUs recorded figures only go back as far as 2002 and therefore cannot give information from 1997 to 2001.
2. These figures are for core Home Office and UKBA.
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