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Immigration

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by the UK Border Agency to process an application for indefinite leave to remain was in the latest period for which information is available. (276372)

The average time taken by the UK Border Agency to process an application for indefinite leave to remain for the period 1 April-30 April 2009 was three months.

Data relate to lead applicants only.

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information. They therefore provisional and subject to change.

Source:

UKBA Case Information Database.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the letter of 14 January 2009 from the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to the hon. Member for Wellingborough regarding Mr. Nicholas Mazordze, what steps were taken to resolve the case within 14 days of the date of that letter; and with reference to the letter of 5 May 2009 from the Minister of State to the hon. Member for Wellingborough also regarding Mr. Mazordze, what steps were taken to resolve the case within two weeks of the date of that letter. (276938)

[holding answer 1 June 2009]: The Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency provides regularly updates on the progress taken in deporting foreign national criminals. However, she is unable to comment on individual cases raised in a parliamentary question.