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Immigration And Nationality Directorate

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants' files officials at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate were unable to locate in 2002. [107827]

The information is not available in the format requested. File tracking systems indicate that at present 0.3 per cent. of a total file holding of approximately four million is unaccounted for, either wholly or in part. A range of measures including additional training and targeted exercises to locate files and update records is being pursued to reduce this number.