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Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many applications for entry clearance from (a) wives and children and (b) husbands and fiancés were referred or deferred for enquiries at each post in the Indian sub-continent for each year since 1977;(2) how many applications from (

a) husbands and ( b) fiancés have been (i) decided, (ii) granted and (iii) refused in the Indian sub-continent in each quarter of 1984; how many such applications in each category and for each quarter were refused (1) wholly and (2) partly because of the primary purpose rule; what was the refusal rate in each instance and what percentage of these refusals was (x) wholly and (y) partly on primary purpose grounds; and if he will publish this information for each post.