Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-03-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applications have been made from Calais in each year since 2010; and how many such applications have been unsuccessful.

James Brokenshire

Our international obligations under the Refugee Convention do not extend to accepting asylum claims from outside the United Kingdom. There is no provision in our Immigration Rules for someone to be given permission to travel to the UK to seek asylum or temporary refuge. Individuals currently in Calais in need of international protection are expected to claim asylum in France.