Dáil Éireann - Volume 613 - 01 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Asylum Applications.
Mr. J. O’Keeffe Mr. J. O’Keeffe
302. Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of asylum seekers whose cases are not yet disposed of; and the number here on 31 December 2005. [3462/06]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: The total number of cases on hands in the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, ORAC, and the Refugee Appeals Tribunal, RAT, on 31 December 2005 was 2,436 as compared to some 6,930 cases in January 2004 and 3,629 in January 2005.
The overall number of cases in the above asylum agencies for over six months was 433 at the end of December 2005 compared to some 1,057 in January 2005 and some 6,500 in September 2001.
Dáil Éireann 613 Written Answers. Asylum Applications.