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Home Department written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Ian Taylor Ian Taylor Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the new Border and Security Agency to clear outstanding (a) exceptional leave to remain and (b) 14-year rule applications.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum)

Following the IND Review there is an ongoing programme to identify and clear arrears of casework across the whole of the Border and Immigration Agency, including exceptional leave to remain and 14-year rule applications. Resources have been diverted to some areas where backlogs exist in order to improve performance. This work is continuing. Clearance timescales are not yet resolved.

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Malcolm McKenzie
Posted on 7 Jun 2007 3:36 pm (Report this annotation)

That reply is babble. It simply does not answer the question and leaves the timescale open. Entirely unacceptable. They have targets for everything else, why not for these two issues?

Malcolm McKenzie.