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Immigration: Caseholders

Volume 692: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 30 April (WA 184), what is the normal range of the number of cases held at any one time by those caseholders of the Border and Immigration Agency who deal exclusively with asylum applications. [HL3527]

It is not possible to give the normal range of the number of asylum cases held by caseholders.

Since 5 March 2007, all new asylum applications are allocated to a case owner who is responsible for the case until conclusion (grant or removal) under the new asylum model process. The number of cases held by each case owner will vary over time depending on their experience and on the rates of new asylum intake and case conclusion.

Detailed arrangements for the processing of the backlog of older unresolved asylum cases are under development. Many of these cases do not yet have an allocated caseholder.