Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 15th June 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2022 to Question 8017 on Asylum, how long is the Foundation Programme and Mentoring Period for newly appointed asylum decision makers; by which date all of the 820 asylum caseworkers are expected to have completed their Foundation Programme and Mentoring Period; and (c) what her timescale is for reaching her department's target number of 1000 asylum decision makers.

Photo of Stephen Kinnock Stephen Kinnock Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the weekly Home Office targets for the number of (a) asylum claims to be processed, (b) Principal Stage decisions to be made and (c) asylum application conclusions.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The foundation training programme and mentoring framework for new Decision Makers (the Decision Maker Programme) is a 22-week programme.

Our newest Decision Makers are currently expected to complete training and mentoring by 24 November 2022, however we have an ongoing programme of training. We continue working towards our target of 1,000 decision makers.

The Home Office already publishes data on the number of asylum claims being processed and concluded. This information can be found at Asy_04 and Asy_02a of the published Immigration Statistics: List of tables - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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