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Entry Clearances

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the latest figures are for the number of people with exceptional leave to remain who have applied for indefinite leave to remain and whose cases are awaiting a decision. (149921)

Specialist casework teams in the Border and Immigration Agency are dealing with about 2,0001 cases which represent the identified applications not yet decided. A stocktaking exercise is in progress to match data records to files and to identify any cases still requiring a decision held in other parts of the Border and Immigration Agency. Statistics for these cases need verification.

1Figures rounded to the nearest 25 as of 10 July 2007. The above data is not provided under the National Statistics protocols. It has been derived from local management information and is therefore provisional and subject to change.