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Asylum

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress is being made in clearing the backlog of undetermined immigration legacy cases; by what date she expects all such cases to have been determined; and if she will make a statement. (254676)

As of 9 January the UK Border Agency concluded 155,500 legacy cases. The Agency is aiming to conclude these cases by summer 2011.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance the UK Border Agency has issued to the police on reporting requirements for unsuccessful asylum seekers and their dependent children. (255610)

Instructions to the police on reporting requirements for unsuccessful asylum claimants are the same as for asylum seekers whose claims are still being considered and for all of those who are liable to detention and who are subject to temporary admission.

For all individuals who are required to report to police stations, UKBA issues a form instructing the police that the individual will start reporting, and to inform the UKBA office commissioning the reporting events if the individual fails to report. UKBA also prescribes the frequency with which each individual should report.

Children under the age of 17 are not normally required to report on a regular basis, but may be required to attend on some occasions, as part of the strategy for keeping in touch.