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29,000 asylum cases still unresolved from 2007, say MPs

The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still waiting to be resolved, MPs have warned.

The Public Accounts Committee said 11,000 of those applicants had not even received an initial decision on whether they could remain in the country.

Contact was lost with 50,000 people refused the right to stay, it added.

The government said it was "addressing the backlogs inherited" in 2010.

Carole Walker reports.

  • 29 Oct 2014
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