Clause 15 - Support for destitute asylum-seeker

Part of Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 9th May 2002.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Home office) 9:30 am, 9th May 2002

Oakington cases are special cases. Something like 96 per cent. of them are refused. They are straightforward, which is why they are allocated to Oakington in the first place. I hope that the hon. Gentleman will admit that by no means all the cases that we have to deal with are that simple and easy to dispose of quickly.