Launching the ‘call for evidence’, David Bolt said:
In my 2019-20 inspection plan I signalled my intention to carry out an inspection of the work of Home Office Presenting Officers. Presenting Officers are Home Office Civil Servants or legal professionals who represent the Secretary of State for the Home Department at appeal hearings.
I would now like to invite anyone with relevant knowledge and expertise in this area to write to me by 10 January 2020, with supporting evidence or actual case studies they are able to share.
I am particularly interested in your views on what is working well and not so well, and what improvements you would like to see.
I would also like to receive evidence from individuals, including those who have had first-hand experience with Home Office Presenting Officers.
Presenting Officers Inspection
Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
89 Eccleston Square
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