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Mr Azad Akhtar

Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when Azad Akhtar — reference: TN3/IS/334/3/87— arrived in the United Kingdom; by which British post his visitor's visa was issued; when a telex was sent to the post seeking information about Mr. Akhtar; when the reply to that telex was received; and when a decision was taken on Mr. Akhtar's application to enter the United Kingdom;(2) where Mr. Azad Akhtar has been detained pending a decision on his application to enter the United Kingdom; if he has been informed as to his eligibility to apply for release on bail; and when he was advised of his rights to appeal against any decision to refuse him entry to the United Kingdom.

Mr. Azad Akhtar arrived on 26 March with a visitor's visa issued in Bahrain. Telex inquiries were sent to the post on 27 and 31 March, and replies were received on 30 March and 1 April. He was detained pending further examination in the detention accommodation at Harmondsworth, and was informed as to his eligibility to apply for release on bail. He was refused leave to enter on 2 April following further examination and was then given notice of his right of appeal against that decision. He has been granted temporary admission pending his decision on whether or not he wishes to appeal.