§ Mr. Henderson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide a breakdown of the establishment of the Home Office asylum division(a) at the present time, (b) on 1 January 1995, (c) on 1 January 1994, (d) on 1 January 1993, (e) on 1 January 1992, (f) on 1 January 1991 and (g) on 1 January 1988. 
§ Mr. Kirkhope
A breakdown of the establishment of the Home Office asylum division is given in the table. The information is based on the staff in post figures for 1 October of each year in question.
asylum division whose work relates primarily to asylum case processing. These staff have some other responsibilities, such as dealing with applications for family reunion.
The table does not include the cost of the time spent by staff in the immigration service in interviewing asylum applicants and in considering and taking enforcement action in relation to applicants who are liable to deportation or removal.