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Migration And Visa Correspondence Unit

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what resources he will make available to deal with the backlog of cases at the Migration and Visa Correspondence Unit. [16757]

We have taken a variety of measures to deal with the backlog of cases, including the deployment of additional temporary staff and seven day working. We are currently making arrangements to appoint five extra permanent members of staff to the Unit. Three have already been selected and are in post. We aim to fill the remaining posts within two months.