asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many applications for permanent leave to remain were granted in (a) Liverpool and (b) Merseyside in each calendar year since 1979 to the latest date;
(2) how many applications were made for permanent leave to remain in (a) Liverpool and (b) Merseyside in each calendar year since 1979 to the latest date.
The total numbers of persons granted settlement in the United Kingdom are published annually in "Control of Immigration: Statistics, United Kingdom". Table 15 of the issue for 1985 (Cmnd. 9863) gives totals for the years 1975 to 1985. The total for 1986 was published in table 2 of Home Office statistical bulletin 3/87. Corresponding information on the total numbers of applications made and for particular areas of the United Kingdom is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration cases were dealt with by the Liverpool immigration office in each year since 1979 to the latest date.
The available information is as follows:
|Passengers arriving at pools (including Liverpool airporl)||Seamen seeking leave to discharge from ships||Applications for leave to remain and cases involving illegal entry and deportation and interviews related to applications for entry clearances|