HC Deb 17 March 1993 vol 221 cc244-5W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals are outstanding at the Immigration and Nationality Department for(a) naturalisation, (b) registration, (c) political asylum and (d) general immigration casework.

Mr. Charles Wardle

There is no right of appeal under nationality legislation. The available information on immigration cases is that the asylum and special cases division has about 1,550 outstanding cases and the after-entry casework division about 2,800 outstanding cases where an appeal has been lodged and an explanatory statement is awaiting preparation. Comparable figures for appeals casework at ports of entry are not held centrally.