HC Deb 25 October 2001 vol 373 c399W
Mr. Malins

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans she has to improve the speed of the appeals process in asylum cases; and if she will make a statement. [9459]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) is working closely with its Home Office and Lord Chancellor's Department colleagues to improve the end-to-end processing time for asylum appeals.

The IAA has set up a new listing system; is making more effective use of judicial time; is reducing unnecessary adjournments and speeding up the service of decisions; and is introducing twilight working for administrative staff.