Management Information shows that the UK Border Agency carried out 2,735 language analysis tests on asylum cases between
Management Information also shows that during this period there were 52,531 principal asylum applications submitted. However, it is not possible to say definitely what proportion of those cases were subject to language analysis testing because some individuals who underwent testing will have submitted their asylum application before
Please note that Management Information is not provided under National Statistics protocols and is therefore provisional and subject to change.
The UK Border Agency is undertaking a review of language analysis techniques in order to assess costs and benefits. On conclusion of this review, a decision will be made on whether and how to resume the process.