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Entry Clearances

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 666W, how many representations he has received from (a) hon. Members and (b) other agencies alleging the use of duress in obliging a spouse to sign an application for leave to remain. (288984)

The information requested on representations relating to this issue is not collated and could be obtained only by the detailed examination of individual correspondence and case records at disproportionate cost.

However, the United Kingdom Border Agency is appraised of the seriousness of this issue and staff have been issued with policy guidance on this.