§ Mr. Vaz
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will update his answer of 25 October,Official Report, columns 262–64, to list the outstanding cases to October in each category of (a) naturalisation, (b) registration, (c) general immigration casework and (d) asylum and related casework.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The number of outstanding cases relates to casework in B1 and B4 divisions in the immigration and nationality department and is as follows:
Outstanding cases: October Number Naturalisation1 63,553 Registration1 24,485 General immigration casework1 2 20,910 Asylum and related casework1 3 29,936 1 Does not include applications received in the Department but which await allocation to caseworkers. 2 Includes referred entry clearance applications, and inquiries submitted by letter, as well as variation of leave cases. Includes both general and eastern European casework (the latter was absorbed into general casework in July 1990). 3 These figures are a total of all work outstanding in the refugee unit.