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Immigration: Appeals

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average it takes for the outcome of an immigration appeal to be communicated to those officials responsible for implementing the decision. (291873)

Information on the average length of time it takes for the outcome of an immigration appeal to be communicated to those officials responsible for implementing the decision is not available. This can be obtained only at a disproportionate cost by examining individual case records.

The UK Border Agency has, however, recently reviewed the processes involved in granting status following a successful appeal. The review has identified potential process amendments to make the system more timely and a workshop to consider how changes could be implemented has recently taken place.

One of these amendments includes looking into the possibility of introducing targets for the granting of status following an allowed appeal. Arrangements have been made to monitor progress in this area.