§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date a recommendation was issued to the British post in Islamabad to issue Mr. Javed Iqbal, ref: TH/21422/96, with a visa; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Kirkhope
The adjudicator's determination dated 18 October 1996 on Mr. Iqbal's appeal against the decision by the entry clearance officer in Islamabad to refuse him entry clearance was received by my Department on 28 October 1996 but, due to an administrative error which I very much regret, details were not forwarded to the entry clearance officer until 6 March 1997.
Mr. Iqbal's representatives in the United Kingdom were informed of the position on the same date.