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Immigration Appeals

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department, pursuant to his answer 10 November 1997, Official Report, column 425, how many cases were awaiting hearing on (a)1 May and (b)1 October; and how many adjudicators have been appointed since 1 May. [16464]

The number of adjudicator appeals awaiting hearing on 1 May was 34,048; this figure rose to 34,907 at the end of July and fell to 33,865 at the end of September. During October it fell further, to 32,692. Eight full-time and 35 part-time adjudicators have accepted appointment since 1 May 1997.