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Deportation Appeals

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals against deportation orders to Asylum and Immigration Tribunals have been made in each year since their creation; in how many appeals the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal allowed the appeal; and in how many cases where the appeal was allowed the Home Office appealed that decision. (86060)

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) does not currently collate information on the volume of appeals it receives from notices of intent to deport, the number of these appeals allowed nor the number of allowed appeals where the Home Office applies for the Tribunal to reconsider its decision.

Checks made with the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) of the Home Office confirm that this type of information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost by examination of individual case records.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) in how many cases before Asylum and Immigration Tribunals applications for bail pending termination of the appeal were made in each of the last five years; and in how many cases where a bail application had been made pending a deportation order the Home Office opposed the application for bail in each of the last five years; (86061)

(2) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in how many cases before asylum and immigration tribunals applications were made for bail pending termination of the appeal in each of the last five years

Information shows that in each of the last five financial years the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) and its predecessor the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) received the following volume of bail applications:

Number of applications

2005-06

4,144

2004-05

2,711

2003-04

2,135

2002-03

2,236

2001-02

3,093

The AIT does not collate information on the volume of bail applications arising from particular appeal types nor the number of applications opposed by the Home Office. Such information could be obtained only by incurring disproportionate costs.