The IND intelligence service national document fraud unit (NDFU) is responsible for conducting examinations of suspect travel documents for the immigration and nationality directorate. Those requiring urgent witness statements for court proceedings are processed within 24 hours others within five working days. Where a statement is challenged by the defence in a court case, a full expert statement is provided within 10 days. All other requests for travel document examination are processed within 28 days.
I am advised that in an average month, the IND intelligence service national document fraud unit, which is responsible for suspect document examination in the immigration and nationality directorate, will conduct between 1,300 to 1,500 examinations. In November 2006, 1,432 document examinations were conducted.
The national document fraud unit is the principal unit responsible for the examination of suspect travel documents in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and undertakes examinations on a rolling basis as detailed in the answer provided to the hon. Member (parliamentary question 112728). As such, there are no unsolved cases.