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Immigration

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will give, for each year from 1973 to the latest date for which figures are available, the numbers of (a) entry clearance appeals lost by appellants at adjudicator level but where the appellant sought leave to the tribunal, the numbers where leave was granted and the numbers won, (b) entry clearance appeals lost by his Department or the entry clearance officer where leave to the tribunal was sought, the numbers where leave was granted and the numbers won, (c) cases of any description where his Department or the entry clearance officer lost at the tribunal and sought leave to go to the High Court and (d) fiancés refused entry clearance on grounds of primary intent;(2) if he will give for the national immigration figures for each year between 1973 and the latest date for which figures are available the numbers of

(a) applications for entry clearance refused, broken down into the country of origin and category of persons, (b) appeals to adjudicators against refusal of entry clearance and numbers won and (c) the number of appeals, broken down into each appellate area;

(3) if he will give for each year between 1973 and the latest date for which figures are available the numbers of (a) people who came with prior entry clearance who appealed in the United Kingdom and the numbers who were successful either before an adjudicator or tribunal, (b) people who came without prior entry clearance who were refused entry who appealed from their country of origin and the numbers who were successful and (c) applications for entry clearance, including visas, broken down into country of origin and into the categories of (i) children, (ii) parents, (iii) husbands, (iv) wives, (v) fiancés, (vi) fiancées, (vii) visitors, (viii) students, (ix) asylum seekers and (x) others;

(4) if he will give the national immigration figures for each year between 1973 and the latest date for which figures are available for the numbers of (a) appeals in respect of variation of leave and deportation notices lost by his Department where leave to appeal to the tribunal was sought by his Department, the numbers allowed leave and the numbers successful before the tribunal, (b) people refused entry at air or sea ports, broken down by port and country of origin and (c) people refused at air or sea ports who came with prior entry clearance, broken down by ports and country of origin;

(5) if he will give, for the national immigration figures for each year between 1973 and the present, the numbers of (a) refusals to vary leave to remain, (b)notices of deportation, (c) appeals heard by adjudicators against refusal to vary leave and numbers won, (d) appeals heard by adjudicators against deportation notices and numbers won, (e) appeals, broken down into each appellate area and (f) appeals in respect of variation of leave and deportation notices lost by the appellant before an adjudicator where leave to appeal to the tribunal was sought by the appellant, the numbers allowed leave and the numbers successful before the tribunal.

I shall write to the hon. Member giving such information as is available.