Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to change IT systems to allow information on the (a) average length of time for a decision on asylum support applications and (b) length of stay in initial accommodation for people applying for s95 non-emergency asylum support to be published.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

The Home Office monitors closely the performance of asylum support application decision making and has a range of targets for processing support applications depending on the nature of the application being made. However information on processing times and the length of stay in initial accommodation is not recorded in a format suitable for publication and there are no plans to publish such statistics at this time.

We are working with the National Asylum Stakeholder Forum to consider what more information could be made publicly available once the new IT system for asylum support casework has been fully implemented later this year.

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