HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c33W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many over-aged children from Bangladesh who had previously been refused an entry clearance visa on the grounds of not being related as claimed but whose relationship has now been established by DNA testing have since been granted entry clearance under the policy change of June 1989; and in how many cases refusal has been maintained. [52714]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Statistics have not been kept on the total numbers of grants and refusals made under the over-age re-applicant concession of June 1989. However, we know that, by July 1991, some 550 cases had been considered under this concession, of which 115 were conceded.