§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a decision will be made in the case of CM (M693939); and for what reason there have been delays in processing the case since 26 October 2000. 
§ Mrs. Roche
As HIV/AIDS cases involve careful consideration due to their compassionate nature, I am unable to give a definitive date for completion of this application.
Due to the fact that guidelines in dealing with HIV/AIDS cases have until recently been under review, there has been a delay in the handling of such applications. I am sorry that my hon. Friend was not made aware of such a likely delay in the handling of this application in the reply he received.