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Immigration: Appeals

Home Department written question – answered on 17th September 2008.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the target processing time has been in relation to appeals to asylum and immigration tribunals in each of the last five years.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

I have been asked to reply.

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) (prior to April 2005 the Immigration Appellate Authority) has joint target processing times with the Home Office and information covering each of the last five years is shown in the following table.

Target Performance
2007-08 Joint PSA target with the Home Office: To grant or remove 90 per cent. of asylum claimants within six months by the end of 2011 46 per cent. of new applications received in June 2007 were concluded within six months by the end of December 2007
Milestone: 40 per cent. of new asylum claimants by December 2007
2007-08(1) Receipt in AIT to promulgation by Immigration Judge:
Asylum—75 per cent. in six weeks Asylum—61 per cent. in six weeks
Managed Migration (In Country Immigration)—75 per cent. in eight weeks Managed Migration—66 per cent. in eight weeks
Entry Clearance (Out of Country Immigration)—75 per cent. within 10 weeks of receipt of respondent's bundle Entry Clearance—49 per cent. in 10 weeks of receipt of respondent's bundle
Family Visit Visa—75 per cent. within 10 weeks of receipt of respondent's bundle Family Visit Visas—66 per cent. in 10 weeks of receipt of respondent's bundle
2006-07 Joint PSA target with the Home Office: To grant or remove 90 per cent. of asylum claimants within six months by the end of 2011 38 per cent. of new applications received in September 2006 were concluded within six months
Milestone: 35 per cent. of new asylum claimants by April 2007
2005-06 Joint PSA target with the Home Office: 75 per cent. of substantive asylum applications including the final appeal decided within six months 74 per cent. of applications received in 2005-06 had a final decision up to and including appeal, within six months
2004-05 Joint PSA target with the Home Office: 65 per cent. of substantive asylum applications including the final appeal decided within six months 67 per cent. of substantive applications in 2004-05 had a final decision up to and including appeal at the Immigration Appeal Tribunal, within six months
2004-05 75 per cent. of asylum cases, covered by the PSA, to be decided by adjudicators within 12 weeks from receipt 77 per cent. decided within 12 weeks of receipt
2003-04 Joint PSA target with the Home Office: 60 per cent. of substantive asylum applications including final appeal decided within six months 64 per cent. of substantive applications in 2003-04 had a final decision up to and including appeals at the Immigration Appeal Tribunal, within six months
(1) Key Performance Indicators were introduced in April 2007 to measure the waiting times for all main AIT case types.

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