HC Deb 26 January 1982 vol 16 cc311-2W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Stockport, North on 1 December 1980, Official Report, column 31–32, on immigration appeal tribunals, and the reply on Friday 24 July 1981, Official Report, column 266, if he will now provide comparable figures for 1981; and if he will further give the separate figures for each centre at which appeals are heard.

Mr. Raison

The appellate authorities have provided the following figures for the period from 1 January 1981 to 30 November 1981, the latest date for which complete figures are available:

Appeals to adjudicators
Total disposals 16, 820
Allowed 2, 060
Dismissed 10,828
Withdrawn 3,906
No jurisdiction 26
Immigration Appeal Tribunal
Appeals by immigrants (appeals at first instance or aginst adjudicators' decisions)
Total disposals 475
Allowed 56
Dismissed 277
Withdrawn 105
No jurisdiction 37
Appeals by Home Office against adjudicators' decisions
Total disposals 93
Allowed 46
Dismissed 26
Withdrawn 18
No jurisdiction 3

I regret that comparable information about appeals heard by adjudicators at each hearing centre is not readily available. The appellate authorities tell me that the following number of cases were disposed of at each hearing centre in the period from 1 January to 30 November 1981.

Hearing centres Total disposals
Thanet House 4, 434
Dover 1, 331
Harmondsworth 1, 458
Southampton and West 377
Gatwick 391
Manchester and Belfast 840
Leeds and North 697
Birmingham 1,361

All tribunal hearings take place in London.

The table of appeals to adjudicators relates to the number of appeals by individuals, whereas the table of appeals to the tribunal and that relating to hearing centres refer to the number of cases disposed of—where one case can involve more than one appeal.

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