§ Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average time taken from receipt of an asylum appeal by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate and to(a) the ending of the appeal to the Immigration Appellate Authority, (b) determination of the appeal by an adjudicator and (c) where leave to appeal is granted final determination of the appeal by the Immigration Appeal Tribunal. 
§ Angela Eagle
For the 12 months ending 30 September 2001, data from the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) for those cases where data are available indicate that the cumulative average times taken from the receipt of an asylum appeal by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to:
- (a) the receipt of an appeal by the IAA is nine weeks;
- (b) the determination by an adjudicator is 25 weeks;
- (c) the final determination by the Immigration Appeal Tribunal is 45 weeks.