Home Office papers for Ms Shahanara Mary Matin (previously
Ahmed) show the following.
30/7/1997 Minutes records that Ms Maria Fernandez
from Fernandez Vaz had telephoned IND to say that they are representing
Mrs Ahmed, as she was then, and would fax confirmation but nothing
in this respect was received. Tramboo Partnership advised 4/8/97
they were aware that Ms Maria Fernandez had an interest in the
case but said they were continuing to act as Mrs Ahmed's representatives.
23/12/97 An officer was requested to ring Mr
Vaz. When the officer did so Mr Vaz explained that he intended
to make representations on Mrs Ahmed's behalf. He also wanted
a change to her reporting arrangements. As a result it was arranged
that Ms Matin would from 23 December 1997 report on a monthly
basis to Northwood Police Station, Middlesex.
15/1/1998 Mr Vaz wrote to IND in respect of Mrs
26/1/1999 Marriage of Mrs Ahmed and Mr Matin.
Marriage certificate shows Mr Vaz was witness at the wedding
16/2/2000 Mr Vaz wrote to Barbara Roche for progress
in respect of Mrs Ahmed
3/1/2001 Officer spoke to Mr Vaz who claimed
he had made an application for Mrs Matin to remain shortly after
her marriage (January 1999) but had since lost his copy of papers.
No trace of such an application on IND files
4/1/2001 Mr Vaz wrote to IND with an application
for Mrs Matin to remain on basis of her marriage
3/5/2001 Meeting at House of Commons between
Mr Vaz and Mrs Roche to discuss Mrs Matin's case
(IND reference no. M1096059/A339661)