HC Deb 01 April 1996 vol 275 cc59-60W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases of detained asylum seekers since 4 July 1995 there was a dispute as to the individual's true age; and in how many of these cases a special adjudicator's assessment of the age of the person concerned supported(a) the immigration service opinion or (b) the age claimed by the individual concerned. [23511]

Mr. Kirkhope

The information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost by examining individual local case files.

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