§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Jashim Uddin, a Bangladeshi who came for a visit on 13 October has been kept in detention for five weeks.
§ Mr. Waddington
Jashim Uddin was refused leave to enter the United Kingdom on 13 October and, having no right of appeal against that decision in this country, would have been returned to Bangladesh very quickly had the hon. Member not made representations against refusal. He was detained pending receipt and consideration of hon. Member's representations because the immigration service inspector who reviewed the case agreed with the chief immigration officer that it was not a proper case in which to grant temporary admission. I replied to the hon. Member's representations on 21 November.