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Entry Clearances: Pakistan

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals there were against the refusal of an application for a visit visa from a Pakistani national in each year between 2004 and 2008; what the cost to the public purse was of such appeals; and how many such appeals resulted in an application being granted. (304762)

[holding answer 7 December 2009]: Only family visits carry full rights of appeal. The information requested is in the following table:

Family visit visa refusals

Appeals

Allowed appeals

2004

7,256

8,090

3,556

2005

26,359

14,495

5,026

2006

29,197

23,348

7,315

2007

31,903

27,740

9,386

2008

24,076

26,379

10,540

Notes:

1. These data are unpublished and should be treated as provisional.

2. There is only a full right of appeal against the refusal of family visit visas.