To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when entry clearance posts began electronic compilation of statistics in relation to family visitor visa (a) applications, (b) decisions and (c) appeals. 
The majority of posts were able to start compiling statistical information electronically on family visitor visa applications, decisions and appeals on Monday 2 October 2000. However a small percentage did not begin electronic compilation immediately. I will write to my hon. Friend once information regarding these posts has been collected.