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Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases have been dealt with under the legacy exercise; how many have (a) resulted in the grant of leave to remain in the UK, (b) resulted in the removal of an individual from the UK and (c) been discovered to be the result of a duplicate file or error; and how many dependants have been granted leave to remain in the UK as the result of the grant of leave to remain to an individual. (206269)

In her letter of 17 December 2007 to the Home Affairs Select Committee, Lin Homer, Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency stated that of the 52,000 older asylum cases that had been concluded, 19,000 had led to grants of leave, 16,000 had led to removals and 17,000 had been closed due to previously erroneous or duplicate records. Lin Homer is due to update the Home Affairs Select Committee on the work to clear the backlog next month.