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Entry Clearance Officers

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many entry clearance officers there are in (a) Islamabad, (b) New Delhi, (c) Mumbai and (d) Dhaka, Bangladesh. [125518]

Listed are the authorised establishment for entry clearance in:

  • (a) Islamabad: UK based—41.00, LE—64.60. Total 105.601
  • (b) New Delhi: UK based—15.90, LE—46.00. Total 61.90
  • (c) Mumbai: UK based—14.00, LE—28.05. Total 42.05
  • (d) Dhaka: UK based—17.70, LE—44.00. Total 61.70
  • 1 Due to the earlier evacuation of staff from the High Commission in Islamabad the post is not yet fully staffed and three of the UK based positions are vacant. These vacant positions are included in the authorised establishment.