§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for entry clearance from(a) wives, (b) husbands, (c) fiancés and (d) fiancées in each British post in all countries apart from those of the Indian sub-continent were (i) granted and (ii) refused in each quarter since January 1990; how many such applications in each category at each post and in each quarter were refused (1) wholly and (2) partly because of the primary purpose rule; what was the refusal rate at each post; and what percentage of those refusals were (x) wholly and (y) partly on primary purpose grounds.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The only information requested which is available centrally is that on applications granted and refused in Hong Kong and is given in the following table.
Applications in Hong Kong for entry clearance to the United Kingdom Number of persons Applications Granted1 Refused initially Wives 1990 1st quarter 60 3— 2nd quarter 60 3— 3rd quarter 70 3— 4th quarter 30 — 1991 1st quarter 50 3— Husbands, fiancés2 1990 1st quarter 20 3— 2nd quarter 40 3— 3rd quarter 30 — 4th quarter 20 —
Applications Granted1 Refused initially 1991 1st quarter 20 3— Fiancées 1990 1st quarter 10 — 2nd quarter 10 — 3rd quarter 10 3— 4th quarter 10 3— 1991 1st quarter 3— 3— 1 Granted initially or on appeal. 2 Data for husbands and fiancés separately are not available. 3 Five or fewer.
§ Mr. Darling
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for entry clearance as working holidaymakers have been(a) received, (b) granted and (c) refused in (i) India, (ii) Bangladesh, (iii) Australia, (iv) Ghana, (v) Nigeria and (vi) Canada during 1990 and 1991.