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Entry Clearances: Pakistan

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applicants from Pakistan have had their applications refused in each of the last three years; how many have appealed against the refusal; how many such appeals have succeeded; how many decisions have been withdrawn prior to determination of the appeal; and if she will make a statement. (254147)

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Pakistan

2006

2007

2008

Visas refused

70,253

83,753

78,473

Appeals received

35,777

48,667

48,130

Appeals allowed

12,316

12,161

16,644

Note:

These data are unpublished and should be treated as provisional.

Source:

Central Reference System.

We are unable to readily separate applications where a decision has been revoked following receipt of an appeal from those where a decision has been revoked following an Asylum and Immigration Tribunal determination. This information could be provided only by checking individual applications and therefore at disproportionate cost.