Questioner: Margaret Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many family visit visa applications to the UK were made between June 2013 and December 2013; and how many such applications were (a) granted, (b) refused, (c) withdrawn, (d) lapsed and (e) given the right to appeal.
Answer (James Brokenshire)
From the 1st of June until the 31st of December 2013 there were 149,995
applications for family visit visas. Of those applications:
• 111,990 were issued
• 37,370 were refused
• 65 were lapsed
• 330 were withdrawn
• 4,570 were given the right to appeal
These figures are based upon management information, and have been rounded to
the nearest 5. Until the 24th June 2013, any family visit visa that was refused
was given a right of appeal against that decision. The numbers above reflect
this change to appeal rights.