Immigration: Appeals:Written question - 129417

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Asked on: 23 February 2018
Ministry of Justice
Immigration: Appeals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken was for processing immigration appeals during 2015-2016.
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Corrected answer by: Lucy Frazer
Corrected on: 26 March 2018
An error has been identified in the written answer given on 28 February 2018.
The correct answer should have been:

The average time taken to clear a casean immigration appeal in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in 2016-2017 was 4651 weeks. The average time taken to clear a case in 2015-2016 was 4635 weeks.

The average clearance time, which is measured from receipt of an appeal to its conclusion, went up between 2015-16 and 2016-17 because of the Tribunal significantly reducing its outstanding caseload and clearing older cases during that period. Outstanding caseload has now reduced from 64,800 in June 2016 to 35,100 at the end of December 2017.

Immigration includes Managed Migration, Entry Clearance Officer, Human Rights, EEA Free Movement Family Visit Visa, Deportation and Deprivation of Citizenship Appeals.

Published average clearance times are not routinely broken down by appeal type and could not be provided in the time available.

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Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 28 February 2018

The average time taken to clear a casean immigration appeal in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in 2016-2017 was 4651 weeks. The average time taken to clear a case in 2015-2016 was 4635 weeks.

The average clearance time, which is measured from receipt of an appeal to its conclusion, went up between 2015-16 and 2016-17 because of the Tribunal significantly reducing its outstanding caseload and clearing older cases during that period. Outstanding caseload has now reduced from 64,800 in June 2016 to 35,100 at the end of December 2017.

Immigration includes Managed Migration, Entry Clearance Officer, Human Rights, EEA Free Movement Family Visit Visa, Deportation and Deprivation of Citizenship Appeals.

Published average clearance times are not routinely broken down by appeal type and could not be provided in the time available.

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