HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 cc59-60W
Angela Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to replace the current application forms for foreign nationals wishing to apply for leave to remain in the United Kingdom. [93580]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

The current application forms expire on 14 October 1999. Revised versions of the seven existing forms will be prescribed during September and it is planned to make them available before the end of that month. From the time they are issued until 1999, applications may be made on either the newly prescribed forms or the present versions. Only the new forms may be used for applications made on, or after, 15 October 1999. Copies will be placed in the Library as soon as they are available.