HC Deb 26 February 2002 vol 380 c1240W
Mr. Gerrard

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was(a) the gross and (b) the net income for (i) oral and (ii) paper appeals during the first year of operation of family visitor appeals; and what were the administrative costs of the scheme. [32997]

Angela Eagle

The figures requested by my hon. Friend are as follows:

Net income Gross income
paper 58,900 100,500
Ora 45,125 160,625


Net figures exclude refund payments made by the Home Office.

The Joint Entry Clearance Unit estimate Foreign and Commonwealth Office costs for the scheme as a whole at about £1.4 million in the first year, including set-up costs. The Lord Chancellor's Department spent £883,000 on the administration of appeals in the six months April to September 2001. Home Office administrative costs for the first year reached around £4,200.