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Immigrants: Fees and Charges

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of its fee income from immigration documents and services for (a) 2008-09 and (b) each of the subsequent three financial years. (227530)

Our estimate of fee income for 2008-09 from visa application is £300 million.

Our estimate of fee income for 2008-09 from in country application is £350 million.

Forecasts are subject to change on a regular basis, at least quarterly; sometimes more frequently than that, as they are revised to account for various events that we believe will impact upon demand.

We are reviewing the position next year in the run-up to laying fees orders and as part of the development of business plan for next year. We do not currently have estimates of fee income for the subsequent three years at the moment as fees have not yet been set for future years.