§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action was taken by the first secretary (immigration) and consul at the British high commission in Islamabad on receipt of letters dated 25 October 1996 and 20 November 1996, from Kenningham Underwood Armstrong, solicitors at Bradford, about the entry clearance application on behalf of Shakil Hamid; when a decision is to be taken on this application; when replies will be sent to the solicitors; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Liam Fox
I have asked our high commission in Islamabad to provide a detailed account of the position. Thereafter, I will send the hon. Member a substantive reply as soon as possible.