§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will take a decision on the application made by Mrs. Sakina Jan, passport No. C813895, visa No. A/G106164, Heathrow reference JE/289/632 on 25 September 1987 to be allowed to remain in the United Kingdom; and why applications for permanent stay made by her representative dated 25 September 1987, 20 December 1988 and 19 May 1989 have, to date, not been answered.
§ Mr. Renton
I regret that owing to administrative errors, the correspondence relating to Mrs. Sakina Jan's application was misfiled and action was not taken. The correspondence has now been traced and the immigration department is writing to Mrs. Jan's solicitors. The case will be given priority and dealt with as quickly as possible.