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Marriages Of Convenience

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he takes where an Indian national has entered into a marriage of convenience with a woman of Indian origin, resident in Great Britain, and has opted out of that marriage shortly after it has taken place.

Under the immigration rules, a man who marries a woman settled here will not be granted leave to remain, nor will any time limit on his stay be removed, if there is reason to believe that the marriage was entered into primarily to obtain settlement here.