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Immigrants (Entry Clearance)

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what he attributes the fact that so many Commonwealth citizens apply for entry clearance through Her Britannic Majesty's consulate in Frankfurt am Main.

Frankfurt is a major European transit point. However, the number of entry clearance applications made there by Commonwealth citizens was not disproportionate compared to our other Western European posts. Frankfurt ceased operations as an entry clearance post on 1 February this year. Entry clearance work in the Federal Republic is now centralised in Dusseldorf.