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Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to reduce the time taken to determine applications for indefinite leave to remain; and if she will make a statement. (250960)

In order to drive improvements throughout 2009-10 new processes are being introduced with initial focus on clearing older cases and improving overall throughput. A new performance monitoring mechanism to enable the agency to keep a tight grip on performance is due to be introduced in April.