HC Deb 20 July 1988 vol 137 cc613-4W
Mr. Tim Smith

To ask the Attorney-General if he will list all those cases of suspected fraud currently under consideration by the serious fraud office.

Appellants from INDIA
Appeal Categories 1987 Number allowed 1987 Number dismissed 1st quarter 1988 Number allowed 1st quarter 1988 Number dismissed
1. Exclusion—Appeal at Port 3 15 2
2. Exclusion—External Appeals 3 45 1 4
3. Refusal of Certificate Entitlement 1
4. Refusal of Entry Clearance for Temporary purposes (Not Husbands or Wives or Fiances or Fiancees) 23 45 3 20
5. Refusal of Entry Clearance for Employment Business or Independent Means (Not Husbands, Wives, Fiances or Fiancees) 2 12 3
6. Refusal of Entry Clearance requested by Wives and Children, other dependent relatives and returning residents. 23 99 4 21
7. Refusal of Entry Clearance requested by female fiancees 4 4 1
8. Refusal of Entry Clearance requested by husbands 33 92 8 15
9. Refusal of Entry Clearance requested by male fiances 90 202 18 24
10. Variation of Landing Conditions (including curtailment of stay or duration or conditions of leave to remain given to persons previously exempted (S.14(2)). 2 4 1
11. Refusal to Vary Leave to Enter 31 173 8 47
12. Decision to make Deportation Order 5 22 1 9
13. Refusal to Revoke Deportation Order 2

The Solicitor-General

Sixteen separate cases involving a total of 40 defendants are being prosecuted by the serious fraud office and are currently before the courts.

There are a number of other cases in which warrants for arrest or extradition have been issued, but not served; or which are still under investigation and in which no proceedings have been instituted. It would not be appropriate to identify such cases, as to do so might either attract adverse publicity to persons whom future inquiries may exonerate; or frustrate inquiries before suspected wrongdoers are apprehended.