§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department received a telex from the high commission in Islamabad inquiring about the outcome of an appeal by Mr. Abdul Rauf (Ref. IMM/V/24399/89; TH 19383/89) against refusal to grant him a visa to visit the United Kingdom; what reply has been sent; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
A telex from the high commission in Islamabad about the outcome of Mr. Abdul Rauf's appeal was received on 12 December 1991. The Immigration and Nationality Department replied by telex on 19 December 1991 confirming that the appeal had been allowed, that the adjudicator had issued no directions, and that a further copy of the determination would be sent. A copy had been despatched to the high commission on 15 October 1990 but does not appear to have reached its destination. I very much regret that as a result the issue of Mr. Rauf's visa was delayed.