§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many applications for asylum lodged (a) before 1 July 1993 and (b) between 1 July 1993 and 31 December 1995 remain to be decided. [HL4517]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
At the end of September 1999 a total of 975 asylum applications lodged prior to July 1993 awaited an initial decision. For asylum applications lodged between July 1993 and December 1995, a total of 13,405 asylum applications awaited an initial decision.