HC Deb 21 February 1992 vol 204 c293W
Mr. Summerson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Filipino wives of British husbands have been refused entry to the United Kingdom since August 1988; and how many have been admitted.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The information requested is available only in respect of such wives applying in the Philippines for entry clearance for settlement in the years 1990 and 1991. This is given in the table.

Annual figures on admissions of wives or fiancees of Filipino nationality are published in table 1 of Cm 1571, "Control of Immigration: Statistics, United Kingdom 1990", a copy of which is in the Library. These admission figures include Filipino wives and fiancees granted entry clearance other than in the Philippines and any joining non-British husbands settled in the United Kingdom. They do not take account of the year in which the entry clearance was granted.

Estimated number of Filipino wives of British husbands applying for a settlement entry clearance in Manila
Entry clearance applications
Year Granted1 Refused initially2
1990 200 110
1991 200 140
1 Including granted on appeal.
2 Some may be subsequently granted on appeal.