HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c156W
Mr. Simon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Thai nationals, married to UK citizens, have applied for leave to remain in the UK in each of the last 12 months. [103916]

Beverley Hughes

The latest available statistics are given in the following table.

The information relates to grants of leave to remain on the basis of marriage to a British citizen in each month in 2001. Data for 2002 will be published later this year.

Information on the number of applications lodged or the number of such applications which have been refused are not currently available.

Nationals of Thailand granted leave to remain1 on the basis of marriage to a British citizen, by month, 2001
January 30
February 30
March 30
April 40
May 30
June 30
July 30
August 50
September 45
October 55
November 35
December 20
Total 420
1 Excludes the outcome of appeals.


Data rounded to the nearest five; because of this sum of constituent items may not agree with the total as shown.