After the announcement, Home Affairs Select Committee chair Keith Vaz MP said: "The Home Secretary has done the right thing in putting the UK Backlog Agency out of its misery.
"As yesterday's Home Affairs Committee report shows, the organisation is not fit for purpose.
"However, this cannot be an excuse not to clear the backlogs, which stand at a third of a million cases.
"Ministers are now on the front line.
"Proper accountability and scrutiny of our immigration system must continue, and it will need effective and strong leadership if the Home Office is serious about having a fully functional immigration system."
More top news
A man caught swearing at a speed camera has been jailed for perverting the course of justice after trying to dodge 69 speeding charges
Tom Hiddleston can count the royals among his legions of fans - as the Duchess of Cornwall revealed they were "gripped" by The Night Manager
MPs say the results show that Jeremy Corbyn's brand of socialism isn't working - but he has done well enough to stave off a coup.