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Illegal Immigrants: Asylum

Home Department written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost of processing a case involving (a) an illegal immigrant and (b) an asylum seeker whose application for asylum is refused was in each year for which figures are available.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The UK Border Agency has not previously collected these data, but since I became Minister for Immigration, I have asked the agency to show a greater focus on productivity and these, or similar, data will be more readily available in the future.

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