§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on which date he received notification from the independent adjudicator that he had acted wrongly in relation to the cases of five Tamils, Mr. S. Sivakumaran, Mr. N. Vathanan, Mr. V. Rasalingam. Mr. V. Skandarajah and Mr. N. Vilvarajah, who had applied for asylum in the United Kingdom; on what date an application was made by Her Majesty's Government to the immigration appeal tribunal to hear an appeal against the adjudication; and on what date an application was made to the High Court for a judicial review of the tribunal's refusal to hear the appeal.
§ Mr. Renton
On 13 March 1989 an adjudicator upheld appeals against refusal of leave to enter in these five cases. My right hon. Friend sought leave to appeal to the tribunal on 22 March but on 19 April the tribunal decided that it had no jurisdiction to consider this appeal because of a clerical error in the service of the papers. On 12 May44W my right hon. Friend sought leave to move for judicial review of the tribunal's decision and leave was granted on 17 May.