§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is now the mean time taken to reply to asylum applications; and what is the median and the standard deviation from those times; and
What is now the mean time taken to reply to asylum applications from citizens of Bahrain; and what is the median and standard deviation from those times.
§ Baroness Blatch
Information on the current mean, standard deviation, and median times taken for an initial decision to be made on applications submitted prior to, and following, the implementation of the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993, is given in the table.
Due to the very small number of asylum applications submitted by nationals of Bahrain, equivalent information on decision times for such cases is not available.84WA
Information on waiting times for those asylum applications decided between May and October 1996 Pre 1993 Act Applications (Months) Post 1993 Act Applications (Months) Mean Time 46.2 12.0 Standard deviation 6.5 9.5 Median Time 45.7 9.4