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 were received in each of the last three years; and how many of these were (i) postal applications and (ii) applications made in person at public enquiry offices.

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 by (i) postal and (ii) public enquiry office
Leave type Work type Number of cases
Indefinite LTR 2005 PEO 38,057
Postal 88,926
2005 Total 126,983
2006 PEO 20,346
Postal 79,244
2006 Total 99,590
2007 PEO 26,199
Postal 64,682
2007 Total 90,881
Indefinite LTR Total 317,454
Further LTR 2005 PEO 55,996
Postal 251,193
2005 Total 307,189
2006 PEO 60,668
Postal 273,851
2006 Total 334,519
2007 PEO 55,125
Postal 287,441
2007 Total 342,566
Further LTR Total 984,274

1. Based on lead applications

2. Applications created by General or Employment Casework

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