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Bail Applications

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many applications for bail were heard by the Immigration Appellate Authority (a) in 2002 and (b) in the first quarter of 2003; of these what proportion were (i) granted, (ii) refused and (iii) withdrawn on the day; and what proportion of the applications were applications for the same individual. [113363]

The Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) held 8,399 bail hearings in 2002; and 1,494 between January and March 2003. Outcomes on the IAA database show that 57 per cent, were granted, 22 per cent, refused and 14 per cent, withdrawn in 2002: between January and March 2003, the figures were 58 per cent., 22 per cent, and 15 per cent, respectively. No record is kept on the proportion of applications for the same individual.