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Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the mechanisms by which his Department considers immigration applications from adults who arrived in the UK as children for the purposes of ensuring consistency in his Department's decisions on whether to grant leave to remain in such cases; and if he will make a statement. (317380)

[holding answer 22 February 2010]: There is a range of categories under which a child may arrive in the United Kingdom and who may stay into adulthood. The specific criteria and application consideration will vary for each respective category and it is therefore not possible to be consistent across the board.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications held by the Legacy caseworking team at the UK Border Agency were awaiting allocation to a caseworker on the latest date for which figures are available. (322350)

[holding answer 15 March 2010]: No cases are currently awaiting allocation to a case owner. On 17 December 2007 every Case Resolution Directorate (CRD) case was allocated to a case owner.