§ Mr. Ovenden
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many wives, children and fiancés of British residents were interviewed at the British Embassy in Islamabad in connection with applications to enter the United Kingdom; and how this figure compares with the previous two years.
§ Mr. Luard:
The number of wives, children and fiancés seeking immediate or eventual settlement interviewed during the last three years was as follows:
Wives and children Fiancée's (male and female)* 1st July 1975–30th June 1976 14,583 413 1st July 1976–30th June 1977 19,243 707 1st July 1977–30th June 1978 18,187 571 * Separate figures for male and female fiancés—the latter normally travel without entry clearance—are not readily available.