HL Deb 02 November 1998 vol 594 c31WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why, given that they have declared their intention of updating the Country Assessments published by the Country Information and Policy Unit of the Home Office Asylum and Appeals Policy Directorate every six months, the assessment on Sierra Leone on the Home Office Website has not been updated since October 1997. [HL3580]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

As I announced in response to a Question from the noble Lord Kirkhill on 12 May 1998 (WA 123), the Country Information and Policy Unit will revise and update its assessments (which were published from May onwards) periodically: approximately every six months, depending on the reported circumstances in the country concerned. The first revisions of the assessments are in preparation and will be placed on the website as soon as possible. They will include a revised version of the assessment on Sierra Leone.