§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the average delay at the end of 1981 between receipt of notice of appeal and dispatch of explanatory statement to the immigration appellate authorities at the Home Office and at overseas posts at: (a) Dacca, (b) Islamabad, (c) Bombay, (d) New Delhi, (e) elsewhere, in settlement cases and other cases respectively.
§ Lord Belstead
The average delay was about eight months at the Home Office and at Bombay, and about three months at other posts. The information available does not distinguish between types of cases, but it is thought that there is little difference in the average time taken to produce explanatory statements in settlement and other cases.