HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c188W
Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) women and (b) men admitted to the United Kingdom on probation as a spouse were refused leave to remain due to the breakdown of the marriage before the end of the 12-month probationary period in (i) 1993, (ii) 1994 and (iii) 1995; and in each case what proportion of these marriages broke down due to the spouse seeking settlement having suffered domestic violence from the settled spouse. [34733]

Mr. Kirkhope

A decision to grant or refuse an application for indefinite leave to remain made on the basis of marriage to a person settled here would normally be taken at the end of the 12-month probationary period. The numbers of women and men refused leave to remain at that stage, which include those admitted as a spouse and those who married in this country, are given in the table. Allegations of domestic violence are not separately recorded.

Refusals of applications for indefinite leave to remain on the grounds of marriage 1993–95
1993 1994 1995
Women 300 370 440
Men 330 410 490

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