HC Deb 28 February 1997 vol 291 cc432-3W
Mr. Fraser

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his target period for dealing with European Union citizens' applications to register as exercising their economic rights by working in the United Kingdom; and to what extent the target is being met. [18089]

Mr. Kirkhope

Targets are set for the issue of residence permits to European Economic Area nationals under the provisions of the various European Community rights of residence directives. Performance against the targets is published in the annual report of the immigration and nationality directorate. Performance in 1995–96 was as follows:

Completion target1 Performance
60 per cent. in 1 month 35 per cent.
80 per cent. in 2 months 63 per cent.
100 per cent. in 6 months 94 per cent.
1 From date of receipt of application.