HC Deb 20 February 1997 vol 290 cc686-7W
Mr. Henderson

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how many asylum seekers have appealed against refusals of asylum received since July 1996 for each month since July 1996. [15806]

Mr. Streeter

The question concerns a matter which has been assigned to the Court Service under the terms of its framework document. I have therefore asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from Michael Huebner to Mr. Doug Henderson, dated 20 February 1997: The Parliamentary Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department has asked me to reply to your Question about the number of appeals received for each month since July 1996 from asylum seekers who have been refused asylum. The number of appeals received per month by the Immigration Appellate Authority since July are as follows:


  • July: 2,242
  • August: 1,656
  • September: 1,822
  • October: 2,909
  • November: 2,165
  • December: 1,552


  • January: 2,375

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