§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when instructions were sent to the post in Islamabad to issue entry clearance to Mr. Jahir Mahmood—Ref. TH/41452/91—to join his wife in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
[holding answer 17 December 1992]: Following the immigration appeal tribunal's refusal on 24 November 1992 of an application for leave to appeal against the adjudicator's decision to allow Mr. Mahmood's appeal, instructions to issue an entry clearance were sent on 10 December 1992 to the entry clearance officer in Islamabad. These instructions were repeated on 7 January 1993 when it was discovered that the earlier papers had not then reached the entry clearance officer.