HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 c178W
Ms Hodge

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many decisions by his Department were challenged by way of judicial review in each Parliamentary session since 1991–92; and if he will list in how many cases(a) the Department's decision was upheld, (b) the court found for the applicant, (c) the Department submitted to the judgment and (d) the Department appealed successfully against the judicial review decision. [7841]

Mr. Straw

The detailed information requested is not readily available. The Home Office has been involved in several thousand judicial review applications since 1991–92. It is estimated that the Department's decision was upheld in more than 90 per cent. of these applications. The table below gives some information on immigration cases, which form the vast majority of all judicial review applicants brought against the Home Office.