Settlement refusals

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Dear Home Office,

I write in reference to the RDS information supplied at the following link:

I note that on sheet se.01 (or elsewhere) that there is no information provided on the number of refusals of settlement applications, only grants.

Accordingly, please provide by calendar years (2000-2010) the numser of settlement applications that were refused. If you feel - and provide rationale - that s.12 limits will be exceeded please provide as much information as possible within the statutory cost limits.

I would also request that in the interests of public transparency this information is henceforth included in your (otherwise excellent) RDS publication scheme.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Peach

Freedom Of Information Team ( IND ), Home Office

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Dudley Jill, Home Office

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Dear Stephen,


Thank you for your recent enquiry.


I have attached a table showing the available statistics on refusals of
applications for settlement in the United Kingdom, 2000 to 2010.


Please note that there is a break in the time series. Data from 2005 have
been sourced directly from published statistics and include dependants.
Data prior to this are a subset of published data and relate to main
applicants only.


Settlement refusals by nationality for 2009 and 2010 were published in
table se.03 (column AR) in the latest immigration statistics release.
Future releases will see further back dated datasets added to this table
to provide a longer time series.


I hope this is useful.


Yours Sincerely


Jill Dudley


Jill Dudley

Migration Statistics

Home Office Science


( Phone:  020 8760 2119

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Dear Dudley Jill,

Thank you for the very helpful response.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Peach

Dudley Jill, Home Office

I am out of the office until Monday pm 17th October. If your email is
urgent, please contact Philip Danzelman (x2113).


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