§ Mr. Gray
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 12 November 2001,Official Report, column 558W, when his officials received an application on behalf of Mrs. Melissa Jane Gryspeerdt of Chippenham, Wiltshire, maiden name—Dodd, date of posting—August 2001; when they expect to process it; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Angela Eagle
[holding answer 20 November 2001]: It has not been possible to trace any application in August from Mrs. Melissa Jane Gryspeerdt. But an application from her was received by special delivery post on 17 September. On examination it was found to be invalid because a document specified in the application form had not been provided. It was accordingly returned to Mrs. Gryspeerdt by recorded delivery post on 18 October. The Royal Mail confirmed that the package was delivered in Chippenham on 20 October.