To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA tests to prove a family relationship for immigration purposes have been carried out under the Home Office-funded scheme during (a) 1992 and (b) the first quarter of 1993, listed by country of origin; what was the average waiting period for the test and for its results; and in how many of those tests the family relationships were proved to be as claimed by the applicants.
The available information for 1992 and the first quarter 1993 is given in the table.The average waiting time from the taking of a blood sample to a decision being made on the result of a DNA test is six to eight weeks.
(a) received, (b) granted and (c) refused in relation to nationals of (i) India, (ii) Bangladesh, (iii) Pakistan, (iv) Australia, (v) Canada, (vi) Ghana, (vii) Nigeria, (viii) Malaysia and (ix) in total, during 1992 and 1993.
The information is given in the table.
Working holidaymaker variation of leave decisions, excluding dependants
1993 Quarter 1
1— Five or fewer.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for entry clearance as working holidaymakers have been (a) received, (b) granted and (c) refused in (i) India, (ii) Bangladesh, (iii) Pakistan, (iv) Australia, (v) Canada, (vi) Ghana, (vii) Nigeria and (viii) Malaysia, during 1992 and 1993.
The information requested is not available centrally.