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Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average period of time taken to deal with applications by refugees for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1985, c. 10]: On the basis of the information available, it is estimated that half of all refugees granted settlement on removal of time limit in 1984 had their case decided within five to six weeks of application.