§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what was the cost of the administration of the immigration appellate authorities in the past year; how many cases were considered; what were the equivalent figures in real terms in the year to May 1979; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Johnathan Evans
Excluding accommodation, the cost of the administration of the immigration appellate authorities was £5,632,624 in the financial year 1994–95. The equivalent figure in real terms for 1978–79 was £2,255,569.
The appellate authorities determined 25,446 cases in 1994–95 and 9,527 in 1979.