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Entry Clearances: Applications

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of applications for visas for relatives and dependants made by applicants were (a) not granted and (b) granted within (i) 13 weeks, (ii) six months, (iii) a year, (iv) 18 months, (v) two years, (vi) two and a half years, (vii) three years and (viii) longer in each year since 2001. (164675)

[holding answer 15 November 2007]: It is not possible to provide the extremely detailed breakdown that the hon. Member requests. I am however able to provide a breakdown of the total numbers of applications received and refused, with percentages and by category for the years 2001 to 2007. As this information is lengthy I will arrange for copies to be placed in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of applications for visit visas made by applicants were (a) not granted and (b) granted within (i) 13 weeks, (ii) six months, (iii) a year, (iv) 18 months, (v) two years, (vi) two and a half years, (vii) three years and (viii) longer in each year since 2001. (164679)

[holding answer 15 November 2007]: It is not possible to provide the extremely detailed breakdown that the hon. Member requests. I am however able to provide a breakdown of the total numbers of applications received and refused, with percentages, and by category for the years 2001 to 2007. As this information is lengthy I will arrange for copies to be placed in the Library of the House.