HC Deb 03 July 1997 vol 297 c240W
Mr. Andrew George

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to allow Abdul Onibiyo to re-enter the United Kingdom. [5465]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

It is open to any person to apply for an entry clearance for the purpose of seeking entry to the United Kingdom and a decision to refuse such a request, other than as a visitor, attracts a right of appeal to the independent Immigration Appeals Authority. The details of applications from individuals are normally treated in confidence unless the applicant initiates or consents to their disclosure.