§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct the Immigration Appellate Authority to send an explanatory statement to Mr. Wright of Holne, near Buckfastleigh, Devon, in relation to its decision of 2 December 1998 to refuse a visa to his wife Mrs. Miranda Musraj (Wright); and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
[holding answer 21 July 1999]: The Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) sent an explanatory statement to Mrs. Musraj (Wright) and her representative on 23 July 1999. The date set for the hearing of the appeal is 18 August 1999 at 10 a.m. at Taylor House, London. It is not the normal practice of the IAA, who are completely independent of the Home Office, to send a copy of the statement to any person other than the appellant and their nominated representative.