Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 21st September 2015.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Lord Chancellor v Detention Action [2015] EWCA Civ 840 regarding the Detained Fast Track, what steps they are taking to ensure that immigration officers can process asylum claims quickly and efficiently.

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

On 2 July the Minister for Immigration temporarily suspended the operation of the Detained Fast Track policy. The operation of this policy will resume when the Minister is satisfied that revised structures and safeguards are in place . For those who can be detained in line with general detention policy, the Home Office continues to detain and decide asylum claims quickly under Detained Asylum Casework .

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