Immigration

Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office), Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) further leave to remain made in person at public enquiry offices were not processed within 24 hours in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Home Secretary

The information requested is in the following table.

Applications for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) further leave to remain made at a public enquiry office and percentage completed within 24 hours
Leave type Within 24 hours Percentage of cases
Indefinite LTR 2005 Within 24 hours 96
Outside 24 hours 4
2006 Within 24 hours 90
Outside 24 hours 10
2007 Within 24 hours 90
Outside 24 hours 10
Further LTR 2005 Within 24 hours 97
Outside 24 hours 3
2006 Within 24 hours 95
Outside 24 hours 5
2007 Within 24 hours 91
Outside 24 hours 9
Notes:

1. Based on lead applications

2. Applications created by General or Employment Casework

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