asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will consider further increasing the number of entry certificate officers employed on the Indian subcontinent.
We have now almost completed the strengthening of our immigration staffs in the subcontinent to which I referred in my reply of 19th December to the hon. Member for Harrow, Central (Mr. Grant).—[Vol. 883, c. 574–5]. It will not be possible to assess the value of such increases until the larger staffs have been operating for a longer period of time.