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Courts: Consent Orders

Volume 710: debated on Thursday 7 May 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many immigration cases in (a) 2006, and (b) 2007, a consent order was made in the High Court where the claimant agreed to withdraw an application for judicial review and the Secretary of State agreed to reconsider the claimant's case; how many of the cases from each of those years remain to be considered; and, of those which have been considered, what was the average and the maximum number of days between the consent order and the Secretary of State's reconsidered decision in each of those years. [HL2979]

The High Court shows that 353 non-asylum judicial reviews were withdrawn in 2006 and 535 in 2007. However, it does not record reasons why the JR was withdrawn and this information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost by the examination of individual case files. The UK Border Agency does not record timescales for reconsidering cases following consent orders on our database, so this information is not available.