Asylum/Immigration

Home Department written question – answered on 18th March 2004.

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Photo of Mr Iain Coleman Mr Iain Coleman Labour, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost to public funds of an appeal to an Asylum Support Adjudicator was in each of the last three years; and what the average length of time for the determination of an appeal brought before an Asylum Support Adjudicator was in each of the last three years.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Citizenship and Immigration), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Citizenship, Immigration and Counter-Terrorism)

The average cost for Asylum Support Adjudicator (ASA) appeals for each of the last three years were as follows:

Expenditure(£) Number of appeals Unit cost (£)
2000–01 492,000 257 1,914
2001–02 1 million 2,141 467
2002–03 1.2 million 3,813 317

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