Immigration

Home Department written question – answered on 10th February 2011.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration legacy cases were (a) lodged and (b) dealt with in each of the last 24 months; and what the outcome of each was.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 3 February 2011

Cases dealt with under the "legacy" programme are asylum cases that were lodged with the agency on or prior to 5 March 2007 therefore no new legacy cases were lodged in the last 24 months. In response to part (b) of the question, the agency provides regular updates on performance, including a breakdown into grants, removals and "other" cases such as duplicates or errors, to the Home Affairs Select Committee and is due to report in the spring.

On 1 November the agency reported to the Home Affairs Select Committee that it had concluded 334,500 cases.

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