§ The Minister for Citizenship and Immigration(Beverley Hughes)
I am pleased to inform the House that Ms Sarah Woodhouse has been appointed as the independent monitor of certification of claims as unfounded under section 94 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.
Ms Woodhouse has been appointed as monitor for two years. She will monitor the operation of the use of the power to certify an asylum claim or human right claim (or both) as unfounded under section 94 of the NIA Act 2002. In particular she will consider the procedures used to determine whether claims are unfounded and the quality and effectiveness of decisions made under this procedure. She will report annually to the Secretary of State who will then lay a copy of the report before the House.