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Gatwick Casework Resolution Team

22668 We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:  1) Within which directorate does the Gatwick…

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We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: 

1) Within which directorate does the Gatwick Casework Resolution Team operate? Is it part of the Secretary of State’s Managed Migration Directorate?
2) From what date have cases been considered by the Gatwick Casework Resolution Team?
3) What type(s) of cases are considered by that team?
4) In what circumstances are cases referred for consideration to, or considered by, that Team?
5) How many cases have been considered to date by that Team?
6) Of the cases considered to date by that Team:
        i)  How many cases have been resolved by the grant of 6 months unconditional Leave to Enter, on a discretionary basis?
        ii) How many cases have been resolved by the grant of Leave to Enter for a period of  six months?
        iii) How many cases have been resolved by the grant of leave to remain, whether under the Rules or on a discretionary basis? 
7) If it is considered that six months leave to enter is the ‘maximum period of Leave to Enter that can be granted’ by that Team, on whose, or what authority? From where does that limitation on powers to grant leave to enter derive? Please cite any relevant statutory provision relied on and/or supply us with a copy of any policy or guidance or advice relied on
8)Why is it considered that the Team’s powers to resolve cases are so limited, if decisions are taken by officers acting on behalf of the Secretary of State? 

We released the following information on 23 May 2012.

  

  1. Border Force South & Europe. it is not part of the Secretary of State’s Managed Migration Directorate.

2 .The team was formed in May 2011.

3. All cases involving passengers who have arrived at Gatwick and who have not been granted leave to enter or removed within 24 hours of arrival.

  1. Cases involving passengers who have arrived at Gatwick and who have not been granted leave to enter or removed within 24 hours of arrival.

  2. We do not keep statistics on this, but our current workload is 2206 ongoing cases.

6.)(i) 39
(ii) None in addition to the 39 reported in answer to 6)(i)
(iii) None - the Gatwick Casework Resolution Team only grant leave to enter.

  1. Legislation -United Kingdom Residence Permit regulations which took effect 13.11.03.

  2. The Gatwick Casework Resolution Team powers are limited by the aforementioned legislation.