HC Deb 03 December 2001 vol 376 c106W
Mr. Ian Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will improve the quality of service of the hon. Members' hotline for immigration matters. [18272]

Angela Eagle

The hotline was set up to deal with representations in general non-asylum cases which involve urgent or compelling compassionate circumstances. It currently deals with about 500 calls a week.

The number of operators has recently been increased to 10 to offer a rapid response to hon. Members.