HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c404W
Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what specialist training is given, upon appointment, to officials in the Home Office refugee unit; what follow-up training is given to such officials; and if he intends to take steps to improve such training.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Officials in the asylum and special cases division of the Home Office specialise in geographical areas and they are trained by working under close supervision on individual cases; additional training on general determination matters is being developed with UNHCR; and seminars are held on particular geographical areas with outside academics.