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Immigrants (Indian Sub-Continent)

Volume 950: debated on Wednesday 24 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of applicants for entry clearance from the Indian sub-continent are granted entry clearance at the time of their first interview.

Numbers of entry clearances issued at first interview are not statistically recorded. However, it is estimated that about 50 per cent. of those applying for settlement in Islamabad; 45 per cent. in Dacca; 65 per cent. in New Delhi and 70 per cent. in Bombay obtain their entry clearances at first interview.