Home Office written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum case work staff were employed in dealing with asylum claims in each year since 2010-11.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The total number of asylum decision makers currently employed by UK Visas and Immigration is 416. In January 2014, we employed 309 decision makers and in April 2013 there were 345 decision makers employed.

Prior to April 2013, this information is not held in a reportable format and to provide this information would only be possible at a disproportionate cost.The numbers provided have been taken from internal management information

and as such are provisional and may be subject to change.

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