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India And Pakistan(Immigration Applications)

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many wives, children and fiancés of British residents were interviewed in the past 12 months at the United Kingdom High Commission in New Delhi, in connection with applications to enter the United Kingdom; and how these figures compare with the previous two years.

The number of wives, children and fiancés seeking immediate or eventual settlement interviewed during the last three years was as follows:

Wives and Children
1.7.75–30.6.765,616
1.7.76–30.6.773,309
1.7.77–30.6.782,547
Fiancés (male and female)*
1.7.75–30.6.76762
1.7.76–30.6.772,665
1.7.77–30.6.782,523
*Separate figures for male and female fiancés— the latter normally travel without entry clearance— are not readily available.