Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been detected through the matching of fingerprints as having made two or more applications for asylum in each year since 1993. [73005]

    Beverley Hughes: I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave on 18 July 2002, Official Report, column 552W, which provided a cumulative total of the number of individuals detected since 1993. I regret that information requested is not available in any other form.