Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (750)

John McGuinness

Question:

872 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 413 of 18 November 2003, if a decision has been made in this case or if he will expedite a decision given the circumstances of the family. [1474/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

As stated in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 413 of 18 November 2003, the application for family reunification has been referred to the Refugee Applications Commissioner for investigation as required under section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996. The commissioner is currently examining the application and will submit a report to me on completion of this investigation. On receipt of the commissioner's report a decision on the application will be made as soon as possible thereafter.