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Asylum Seekers

Volume 718: debated on Monday 29 March 2010


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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Case Resolution Directorate of the UK Border Agency is processing asylum cases in order of the person's arrival in the United Kingdom; and, if not, how the directorate decides on their priority. [HL2909]

The Case Resolution Directorate (CRD) does not process outstanding asylum legacy cases in order of the person's arrival in the United Kingdom. As set out in the Home Office's Immigration and Nationality Directorate review of July 2006, command paper reference 275921, CRD prioritises those individuals who may pose a risk to the public, are receiving support from the agency, and those who can more easily be removed or where it is likely that the decision will be made to allow them to remain in the United Kingdom.

All cases will be dealt with on their own individual merits and in accordance with these priorities.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government following the recent Human Rights Watch report Fast-Tracked Unfairness: Detention and Denial of Women Asylum Seekers in the UK, whether they will ensure that people with complex claims are not included in the fast-track asylum procedure; and whether complex gender-related persecution claims will be excluded from that procedure. [HL3047]

No asylum seeker whose case is considered to be complex would be processed in the detained fast-track procedure, irrespective of the basis of their claim.