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Immigration: Peterborough

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 819W, on immigration: Peterborough, how many of the 200 other non-EEA nationals were of each nationality; and if she will make a statement. (257965)

[Holding answer 25 February 2009]: The following table details the number, by nationality, of ‘Other non-EEA nationals’ in Peterborough who were awaiting a decision on their leave to remain application as at 15 January 2009 pursuant to the answer given on 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 819W.

Nationality

No. Of Cases

Albania

5

Algeria

5

Angola

Australia

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Burundi

China

Congo (Democratic Republic)

Egypt

Ethiopia

Yugoslavia

Gambia(The)

Georgia

Ghana

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

India

10

Iran

5

Jamaica

10

Kazakhstan

Kenya

5

Kosovo

5

Liberia

Libya

Macedonia

Malawi

5

Malaysia

Montenegro

Morocco

Namibia

5

Nepal

Nigeria

10

Pakistan

40

Philippines

5

Serbia

Russia

Rwanda

Somalia

South Africa

10

Sri Lanka

Thailand

Turkey

15

Uganda

Ukraine

5

Tanzania

United States

5

Zimbabwe

25

Total

195

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department at which location the UK Border Agency holds paper files on people resident in the administrative area of Peterborough City Council who are applying for indefinite leave to remain; and if she will make a statement. (257967)

[Holding answer 24 February 2009]: All files where an application for indefinite leave to remain is extant and requiring further work are sent to Beddington Cross in London for storage. Files are not held in the regional public enquiry office (PEO) as the team operates a fast turnaround policy for processing applications and therefore file storage is not required.

Asylum case files remain with individual caseowners until conclusion upon which they are sent to ‘layby’. It should be noted however that asylum cases will not be classed as applications for ILR as those granted status are given leave of up to five years after which ILR may or may not be granted.

All ILR application cases that are concluded are sent to ‘layby’; one central source is in Canning Town, Unit 3C, East London. Files sent to this location require no further work.