437. Determination of applications.

In determining whether or not to make an integration loan1 the Secretary of State2 must take into account (in addition to other matters appearing to him to be relevant):


    (1)     the length of time since the applicant3 was granted leave to enter or remain4;


    (2)     the applicant's financial position5;


    (3)     the applicant's likely ability to repay an integration loan6;


    (4)     the information provided by the applicant as to his intended use of an integration loan7; and


    (5)     the available budget8 for integration loans9.

In making a decision on an application for an integration loan the Secretary of State may take