Baroness Tonge – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness Tonge on 2016-06-07.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Home Office refused visas to two marathon runners from Palestine who were due to compete in the Derry Walled City marathon on 5 June.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

All applications are considered on their individual merits and in line with the Immigration Rules. In order to safeguard an individual’s personal information and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 the Home Office is limited in what information it can provide when the request is made by someone who is not the applicant. The Home Office is therefore unable to provide the information requested.