53. Mr. Tony
Lloyd asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will indicate the number of fiancés who were refused entry clearance to enter the United Kingdom in the last 12 months on the grounds that their primary purpose was other than marriage.
§ Mr. Waddington
The information requested is available only for the Indian sub-continent, for which the latest quarterly figures are given in the following table:
Fiances refused entry clearance in the Indian subcontinent solely or partly because the primary purpose of the marriage was to obtain admission to the United Kingdom. Number Solely Partly 1983 3rd quarter 140 50 4th quarter 240 30
Solely Partly 1984 1st quarter 190 30 2nd quarter 170 20