§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average waiting time for the determination of an asylum application in(a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) the two most recent years. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Hammersmith and Fulham (Mr. Coleman) on 26 January 1999,Official Report, column 197, which gives the information requested.