Asylum: Applications

Home Office written question – answered on 20th September 2022.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional members of staff have been recruited to tackle asylum application delays.

Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Future of Work), Shadow Minister (Business and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many interviews have been omitted from the asylum application process since June 2022.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office is unable to state how many asylum interviews have been omitted from the asylum process since June 2022 as this information is not held in a reportable format and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The Home Office currently employs c.895 asylum decision-makers. There are recruitment strategies in place, with the aim of increasing staffing and reducing the number of cases awaiting a decision and increasing outputs.

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