HL Deb 20 December 1983 vol 446 c708WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why, considering the assurances previously given by a Minister, an entry certificate was refused to a United Kingdom passport holder whose reference is C 279630/2 (S); when they expect to reply to a letter of 4th November on this case, and whether they will now give the assurance requested that further communication between the Home Office and the Deputy High Commission, Bombay, will be sent by telex rather than by post.

Lord Elton

The assurance given was that the application would receive sympathetic consideration if the applicant, aged 22 years, was still fully dependent on his father. The application was refused because the entry clearance officer was not satisfied that the applicant was in fact fully dependent. However, my honourable and learned friend, having reviewed the case, has decided that the applicant should be given the benefit of the doubt, and an entry certificate will therefore be issued shortly. A reply has also been sent to the noble Lord's letter of 4th November. Further communications with the Deputy High Commission, like previous communications, will be sent by telex.