HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 c512W
Mr. Henderson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many entry clearance applications by husbands, wives or fiancé(e)s were refused (a) partly and (b) wholly on primary purpose grounds in 1994. [14799]

Mr. Kirkhope

Information for the Indian sub-continent—ISC—is given in the table. Corresponding information for non-ISC posts is not collected centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Initial refusals of entry clearance on primary purpose grounds for spouses and fiance(e)s in the Indian sub-continent 1994
Solely on primary purpose grounds Partly on primary purpose grounds
Husbands 750 940
Wives 270 180
Male fiances 90 60
Female fiancees 60 20