HC Deb 23 June 2003 vol 407 c635W
Keith Vaz

To ask the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, what the backlog at the(a) Immigration Tribunal and (b) Immigration Appeal Tribunal is. [119528]

Mr. Lammy

At the end of May 2003 the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) was dealing with 24,065 outstanding Adjudicator appeals, 5,018 outstanding leave to appeal applications and 4,772 outstanding substantive Immigration Appeal Tribunal (IAT) appeals. This covers all asylum and immigration (including visit visas) work. There is no backlog at Adjudicator level, but there are currently listing backlogs at the IAT. Estimates indicate that 1,200 applications and 3,000 appeals may be classified as backlogged.