§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he received the application for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom by Mrs. Zarqa Begum (Ref. IMP B490251/2/S) submitted to him318W by the hon. Member for Bradford, West; when the application was refused; when the hon. Member for Bradford, West was notified of the refusal; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The application was received on 22 January 1992. My hon. Friend the Member for Fareham (Mr. Lloyd) wrote to the hon. Member on 11 March explaining that inquiries were being made and that the compassionate circumstances would be taken into account when a decision was reached. The application was refused on 21 July; it was subsequently reconsidered but again refused on 10 September. I have agreed to meet the hon. Member to discuss this case on 5 November.