Visas: Married People

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd December 2015.

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Photo of Lord Ahmed Lord Ahmed Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the rate of allegations against a spouse of domestic violence or rape by women who have entered the UK on a spousal visa in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

Allegations of rape or domestic violence are a matter for individual police forces and not recorded in statistics relating to immigration control.

Information on grants of settlement due to domestic violence after leave to remain granted as a spouse, is given in the link below, table se_04, Immigration Statistics July-September 2015) and are available from the library of the House: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2015/list-of-tables#settlement

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