Skip to main content

Bail Applications/Bail Hostels

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

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. (86062)

I have been asked to reply.

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.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 6 July 2006, Official Report, column 1324W, on bail hostels, if he will take steps to ensure that the type of offences committed by offenders residing at an approved premises on a given date is collected centrally. (85345)

Consideration has been given on a number of occasions to the case for collecting centrally data on the type of offences committed by offenders residing at approved premises. Certain offenders are placed in approved premises, where they can be closely monitored by offender managers and by staff in approved premises. Since offenders are managed locally, it is appropriate that local offender managers should have comprehensive information on offenders, including the type of offence they have committed, it remains my view, therefore, that it is neither necessary, nor a prudent use of resources, for us to collect centrally data on the type of offence committed by residents in approved premises.