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Home Department written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of David Howarth David Howarth Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 168-69W, on immigration: EU nationals, what steps he is taking to ensure that EEA residence cards are issued no later than six months after the date on which the application and documents are received.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

The Secretary of State has increased the resources committed to European casework. Improvements have also been made to the training and mentoring packages for caseworkers completing European applications, all of which has led to improved results.

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