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Immigration Clearance Interviews (Tape Recording)
02 May 1985
Volume 78
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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwwealth Affairs if he will now introduce tape-recording of entry clearance interviews.

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Following my visit to Pakistan and Bangladesh earlier this year, I have concluded that the costs of providing official tape recordings of interviews to proper standards would be disproportionate to the benefits.

I understand that similar considerations apply to the tape recording of interviews carried out in this country following application for entry clearance.