Entry Clearances: Pakistan

Home Department written question – answered at on 8 March 2010.

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Photo of Clare Short Clare Short Independent Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the refusal rate was for visitor applications from Islamabad in (a) the latest period for which figures are available and (b) each of the last two years.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

The refusal rates for visit visa applications lodged in Pakistan in 2008 and 2009 were 39 per cent. and 67 per cent., respectively.

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