Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Asylum Applications

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many duplicate applications for asylum have been detected through matching fingerprints since 1993. [69308]

    Beverley Hughes: Some 6,700 individuals have been detected as having made two or more applications through the matching of fingerprints since 1993.

    Written Question 18 July 2002 c552W