§ Mr. Hilary Benn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what basis the charges for family visit appeal applications have been calculated. 
§ Jane Kennedy
I have been asked to reply.
The original fees for family visit visa appeals were based on an estimate of the full cost to the Immigration Appellate Authorities of handling these appeals. However, the fees have since been reviewed. I refer my hon. Friend to the reply my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Brent, North (Mr. Gardiner) on 11 January 2001, Official Report, column 609W.