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Asylum

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1871, on asylum, how many applications of claims for extensions of discretionary leave were decided in the weeks beginning (a) 23 October 2006, (b) 30 October 2006, (c) 6 November 2006, (d) 13 November 2006, (e) 20 November 2006, (f) 27 November 2006, (g) 4 December 2006, (h) 11 December 2006 and (i) 18 December 2006 (137125)

Lin Homer, the chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency, wrote to the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee on 19 February 2007 about the legacy programme. She explained that once reports can be produced on the legacy programme which Parliament and the wider public can have confidence in, Parliament will be updated accordingly. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the 400,000 to 450,000 unresolved records relating to asylum cases to which he referred in his statement to the House on 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 324, on the Home Office: Reform Action Plan, have been resolved; (138530)

(2) how many of the 400,000 to 450,000 unresolved records relating to asylum cases to which he referred in his statement to the House on 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 324, on Home Office: Reform Action Plan, are held at Beddington Cross.

[holding answers 23 May 2007]: Lin Homer, the Chief Executive of the Border and Immigration Agency, wrote to the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee on 19 February 2007 about the legacy programme. She explained that once reports can be produced on the legacy programme which Parliament and the wider public can have confidence in, Parliament will be updated accordingly. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House.