Asylum: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 28th July 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Hamwee Baroness Hamwee Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum applicants in the Detained Fast Track have been released from detention since 26 June who (1) were awaiting an initial decision; (2) had been refused but were awaiting an appeal hearing; (3) were awaiting an appeal determination; and (4) had exhausted all rights of appeal; and for each group, what information those applicants had been given regarding (a) the decision in R (Detention Action) v First-Tier Tribunal [2015] EWHC 1689; (b) the suspension of the Detained Fast Track; and ©) the redress available to them.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

Since 26 June 323 asylum claimants have been released from Detained Fast Track.

Of those claimants released, 61 claimants were awaiting a decision, 70 claimants had received a decision, but were awaiting an appeal and 131 claimants were appeal rights exhausted.

We did not provide any information to those claimants who were released from detention.

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