HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c269W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the statutory provisions applying to the admission of non-British spouses of British citizens to the United Kingdom after marriage abroad; what ministerial discretion has been involved in such cases; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The provisions for admission to the United Kingdom as the spouse of a person who is present and settled here are set out in paragraph 50 of the Immigration Rules (HC 388). Ministers consider any representations that are made to them about individual cases but will not normally intervene before the initial decision is taken by the entry clearance officer, or while there is an outstanding appeal against a refusal to the independent appellate authorities. Ministers will also not

Location 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 21989
Hospital 3 1 1
F Wing1 2 4 3 2 6
Ordinary location within Brixton 1 2 2 2 3
NHS hospital 3 2 3 1 1
Police custody 2
At court 1
Total 9 5 9 7 4 11
1 F Wing is adjacent to the hospital and is staffed mainly by hospital prison officers. It holds most of the inmates within the prision who require regular medical observation.
2 To 19 December