To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many asylum 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 those cases from each of those years remain to be reconsidered; and 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. [HL3572]
The High Court shows that 831 asylum judicial reviews were withdrawn in 2006 and 997 asylum judicial reviews were withdrawn in 2007. However the High Court does not record reasons why the JR was withdrawn and this information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost by the examination of individual case files.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 and so this information is not available.