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 how many principal applicant cases resolved in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08 were given (i) exceptional leave to remain and (ii) indefinite leave to remain, broken down by (A) case resolution team (S), (B) case resolution team (M) and (C) case resolution team (L).

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 older asylum cases was announced in July 2006.

To provide the information requested would incur disproportionate cost as we do not routinely collect this information.

The chief executive of the UK Border Agency provided an update on progress 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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