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Visa Applications

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long each of the 51 people, whose cases are currently being considered, and who applied for visas at the British High Commission, Colombo, on the grounds that they were suffering severe hardship, waited before a decision was made on their application; when each of the 14 people whose applications for visas on the grounds of severe hardship in Colombo are still under consideration applied for these visas; and what guidance has been issued to the staff at the British High Commission in Colombo as to the criteria to be used in deciding on applications for visas on the grounds of severe hardship.

[pursuant to his reply, 22 April 1987, c. 527–28]: The information requested is not yet available and I shall write to the hon. Member when our inquiries are completed.