Asylum

Home Department written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Treasury), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of principal applicant cases allocated to case resolution teams (CRT) in her Department were (a) resolved within the year and (b) carried over to the following year, broken down by (i) CRT (S), (ii) CRT (M) and (iii) CRT (L) in the years (A) 2003-04, (B) 2004-05, (C) 2005-06, (D) 2006-07 and (E) 2007-08.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration), Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office)

The work to clear the backlog of asylum cases was announced in July 2006.

The chief executive of the UK Border Agency provided an update on progress on clearing the backlog of older cases to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 17 December 2007 and has given an undertaking to update Parliament every six months on further progress.

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