HC Deb 24 June 1982 vol 26 cc154-5W
30. Mr. Jim Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of applications for entry certificates made in the Indian Sub-continent was referred to London for consideration for the latest date for which figures are available; what were the corresponding figures for June 1978; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Raison

Of the applications in the Indian subcontinent for entry clearance for immediate settlement that were processed—that is, deferred, referred, granted or refused—in the first quarter of 1982, 9½ per cent. were referred to London for consideration; the corresponding percentage for the second quarter of 1978 was also 9½ per cent.