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Immigration: Fast-track Procedure

Volume 687: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will amend the instructions given to immigration officers so that asylum applicants whose age is disputed, or whose claim to have been tortured has not been assessed, or who are seriously ill, are not fast-tracked. [HL16]

There are no plans to amend the current operational instructions issued to Immigration Service staff regarding applicants not suitable for inclusion in the detained fast-track asylum process.