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Immigration: Temporary Residency

Volume 699: debated on Tuesday 19 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many persons who have been granted temporary residence in the United Kingdom are currently recorded on the case information database and the United Kingdom visa database respectively; and, in each case, how many have current leave to be in the United Kingdom and how many have leave which has expired. [HL1665]

Applications for temporary leave are recorded on the case information database and on the United Kingdom visa database but an individual may make more than one application. This makes it complex to draw information from the applications made in a particular category to the number of people with a specific status without cross-referencing between the databases and the files. To do this would require detailed examination of individual case records at disproportionate cost.

Statistics on grants and refusals of extensions of leave to remain in the United Kingdom by category and nationality are published in an annual report, Control of Immigration Statistics United Kingdom 2006 (Command Paper 7197), obtainable from the House of Commons Library or accessible through the following link: