Home Office: Legacy Directorate

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Spokesperson in the Lords (Civil Liberties), Home Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords (Africa), Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what date the Home Office's Legacy Directorate started to process cases; how many have been decided to the latest date for which figures are available; of these, how many families have been identified as coming within the scope of DP5/96, referred to in paragraph 36.7.1 of the Operational Enforcement Manual; how many of those families have been deported; and how many have been given leave to remain.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

Work started on selected legacy cases in November 2006 and the Case Resolution Directorate was created on 1 April 2007, tasked with managing the programme. All case files were allocated to a "case owner" in December 2007.

By the end of November 2007, 52,000 cases had been concluded. We do not hold information in regard to the identification of families falling within DP5/96 nor information on those families who have been deported or given leave to remain as this would involve checking through individual case records at a disproportionate cost.

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