HC Deb 18 February 1987 vol 110 cc640-1W
Mr. Lawler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the current average times between an immigration appeal being lodged and the case being heard before an adjudicator at each of the appellate centres.

Mr. Waddington

I understand from the appellate authorities that the current average waiting times between receipt of an appeal by them and the appeal being listed for hearing are as follows:

Hearing Centre United Kingdom Appeals (months) 1Overseas Appeals (months)
Central London 5.0 3.0
Birmingham 1.5 1.5
Harmondsworth 1.0 4.0
Leeds 1.0 3.5
Manchester 3.0 5.0
Southampton 1.0 2.0
1 In overseas cases the appellate authorities do not list the appeal for hearing until the appellant's representative has indicated he is ready to proceed, and the times given run from that date.