asked Her Majesty's Government:What has been the cost of administering asylum control during the last 12 months for which figures are available. [HL474]
Lord Bassam of Brighton
The total cost of running Immigration and Nationality Directorate operations in 1999–2000, including the cost of administering the asylum control, was £260 million. The current costs of administering asylum control are currently not distinguished separately from overall operational costs.