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Case Resolution Directorate

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) running, (b) IT, (c) legal, (d) consultancy and (e) administrative costs for the Case Resolution Directorate have been; what they are expected to be in the next three financial years; and if she will make a statement. (196104)

The costs associated with the Case Resolution Directorate from April 2007 to the end of February 2008 were as follows:

(a) running costs which encompass resource costs such as pay stood at £26.426 million;

(b) IT costs are managed centrally by Home Office IT and to isolate the Case Resolution element could be obtained only at disproportionate cost;

(c) Legal costs which are taken to mean legal fees, adverse costs and compensation stood at £0.211 million. Appeal costs are borne elsewhere in the Border and Immigration Agency.

(d) Consultancy costs stood at £0.771 million;

(e) Administrative costs (assuming to mean all non-pay costs, including training) stood at £1.451 million.

The total spend for the Case Resolution Directorate stood at £28.860 million.

The budget for the forthcoming three financial years have not yet been set.