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Ethiopia: Entry Clearances

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many appeals against refusal to grant entry clearance at the British embassy, Addis Ababa have been upheld in the last 12 months; and of these how many visas have not yet been issued by the embassy following such appeals. (138867)

The total number of appeals that were upheld in the financial year 2006-07 was 523. In 65 of these cases visas have not yet been issued by our embassy in Addis Ababa.