§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many of the 40,000 applications for asylum which were said to be outstanding when the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993 came into force had been resolved by the latest convenient date.
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)
In the period 1st August 1993 to 31st October 1994, 22,050 decisions were taken on applications for asylum. Of these 4,775 decisions were made on applications which were outstanding at the time of the implementation of the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993 on 26th July 1993. In the same period, a further 2,495 of these outstanding applications were withdrawn.