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Entry Clearances

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of appeals against visa refusal decisions at all overseas posts were allowed in (a) January 2009, (b) April 2009, (c) July 2009 and (d) October 2009. (312089)

The information requested is given in the following table. Immigration statistics for October 2009 will be published on 25 February.

UKBA monitors closely the reasons why appeals were overturned and uses the information to improve decision-making quality.

Worldwide

Report year 2009

Allowed rate (percentage)

January

44

April

38

July

41