Asylum

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many of the 400,000 to 450,000 unresolved records relating to asylum cases to which he referred in his statement to the House on 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 324, on the Home Office: Reform Action Plan, have been resolved;

(2) how many of the 400,000 to 450,000 unresolved records relating to asylum cases to which he referred in his statement to the House on 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 324, on Home Office: Reform Action Plan, are held at Beddington Cross.

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

holding answer s 23 May 2007

Lin Homer, the Chief Executive of the Border and Immigration Agency, wrote to the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee on 19 February 2007 about the legacy programme. She explained that once reports can be produced on the legacy programme which Parliament and the wider public can have confidence in, Parliament will be updated accordingly. A copy of this letter has been placed in the Library of the House.

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