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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th November 1987.

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Photo of Mr Timothy Renton Mr Timothy Renton , Mid Sussex 12:00 am, 5th November 1987

I was talking about the discretionary power of the Home Secretary to consider applications that arrive out of time. That is a limited power that can be exercised only with regard to the merits of individual cases. In the case mentioned by the right hon. Member, I suggest that he writes to me with the full details, and I will investigate it.