§ 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.312W
§ 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Appeals to adjudicators Total disposals 16, 820 Allowed 2, 060 Dismissed 10,828 Withdrawn 3,906 No jurisdiction 26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immigrants (appeals at first instance or aginst adjudicators' decisions) Total disposals 475 Allowed 56 Dismissed 277 Withdrawn 105 No jurisdiction 37
Appeals by Home Office against adjudicators' decisions Total disposals 93 Allowed 46 Dismissed 26 Withdrawn 18 No jurisdiction 3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 10,889
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.