HC Deb 01 February 2001 vol 362 cc299-300W
Mrs. Fitzsimons

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary,Lord Chancellor's Department what provision the Government are making for the general public, asylum seekers and their representatives to access information about the asylum appeals system. [148633]

Jane Kennedy

The Immigration Appellate Authority is today launching a websitewww.iaa.gov.uk. The site features up-to-date information on the organisation, the two judicial tiers it administers and the appeal procedures that apply. The IAA website will have links to the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate and Community Legal Service siteswww.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk. and

Fines etc. in Greater Manchester, October 1999 to September 2000
New amount owed Amount paid Percentage paid Net amount written off Percentage written off
Manchester 7,149,567 3,371,738 47.2 2,115,156 29.6
North and West Manchester 11,120,286 6,457,388 58.1 2,322,087 20.9
Oldham 1,514,404 895,342 59.1 519,254 34.3
Stockport 2,225,873 1,052,881 47.3 480,070 21.6
Tameside 1,632,282 816,770 50.0 320,291 19.6
Trafford 1,874,208 984,091 52.5 325,158 17.3
Greater Manchester total 25,516,620 13,578,210 53.2 6,082,016 23.8
England and Wales total 391,750,916 224,194,079 57.2 67,628,658 17.3


1. New amount owed includes fines, fee orders, costs orders, compensation and confiscation orders, imposed either by magistrates, or by Crown court judges and transferred to magistrates courts for enforcement

2. Debt analysis data are collected centrally from Magistrates Courts Committee areas. They do not distinguish between individual courts in the area. North and West Manchester MCC is responsible for administration in Bury, Wigan, Rochdale, Middleton, Leigh, Salford and Bolton magistrates courts.

3. Amounts paid and written off may relate to amounts imposed before the current 12 month period.

4. The net amount written off includes amounts written back.


LCD Management Information System

www.justask.org.uk. The IAA website will provide a useful entry point to gain information on the process of applying for asylum.

A key feature of the IAA site is the provision of detailed daily court lists for all the Authority's hearing centres—allowing parties involved in appeals access to listing information as early as possible. Supporting the lists with on-line access to leaflets, guidance and travel maps, the website provides asylum seekers and their representatives with easily obtained practical information.