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Entry Clearances: Applications

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications were (a) received, (b) issued and (c) refused in each year from 1997 to 2008. (267773)

[holding answer 30 March 2009]: I refer the hon. Member to the visa statistics published in UK Visas' annual reports for the financial years 2004-05 to 2007-08, available on our Visa Services website at:

Reliable data are not held for previous years.