Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (74)

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

68 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of applications for asylum received during 2002 and 2003; the number of applications upheld by the Refugee Appeals Commission; the number of appeals submitted to the Refugee Appeals Tribunal; the number of such appeals upheld; the number of applications for leave to remain; the number of such applications granted; the number of deportation orders made; the number of such deportations carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2494/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The information requested is as follows:

Number of asylum applications received and the number of recommendations by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner to grant refugee status, at first instance, in 2002 and 2003

2002

2003

Number of applications received

11,634

7,900

Number of recommendations to grant refugee status issued by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner*

893

345

*It is assumed that the reference in the Deputy's question to "Refugee Appeals Commission" refers to the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner.

Number of appeals submitted to the Refugee Appeals Tribunal and the number upheld, at appeal stage, in 2002 and 2003

2002

2003

Number of appeals received by Refugee Appeals Tribunal*

5,151

4,710

Number of appeals unheld by the Refugee Appeals Tribunal (granted refugee status)*

1,099

825

*Substantive cases.

Number of deportation orders signed and number effected in 2002 and 2003

2002

2003

Number of deportation orders Signed

2,430

2,411

Number of deportation orders effected

521

590

Number of applications for leave to remain received from current or former asylum applicants

2002

2003

Number of applications received

6,887

1,272

Number of applications granted for leave to remain by category

2002

2003

Parentage of Irish-born child

3,113

172

Marriage to an Irish national

86

132

Dependant of EU citizen

138

77

Humanitarian grounds

159

83