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Asylum Seekers

Home Department written question – answered on 25th June 2001.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list for the period since 1 January (a) the number of asylum cases in which an appeal was lodged with the Home Office and (b) the number of asylum cases in which the Home Office passed appeal papers to the Independent Appellate Authority.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Parliamentary Secretary (Home office)

The information is given in the table. This information is also published monthly on the Department's website at immigration1.html.

Appeals received by the Home Office(10),(11) Appeals sent to the IAA(10)
January(11) 8,590 3,500
February(11) 10,405 3,630
March(11) 10,925 4,180
April(12) (13)7,700 3,470
May(12) (13)8,000 4,250

(10) Provisional figures rounded to the nearest five. Numbers might not add up due to rounding.

(11) Based on manual counts of data received in Appeals Support Section of the Home Office. Some cases are received elsewhere in the Home Office before being forwarded to ASS and so may be counted in a later month than when they arrived in the Home Office. These data also include a number of duplicates.

(12) Based on electronic sources.

(13) Estimate. Figures rounded to the nearest 100, and subject to later revision.

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