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Applications For Entry Clearance

Volume 413: debated on Monday 20 October 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many applications for entry clearance as visitors were made in Bangladesh, Cyprus, Ghana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Trinidad in 1979; and what proportion in each case was refused.

In 1979 about 1,650 applications were made in Bangladesh for entry clearance as visitors and about 3,950 in Pakistan. In the same year 50 visit applications were refused in Bangladesh and about 550 in Pakistan, respectively about one in 30 and one in 7 of the applications dealt with in 1979. Similar information for the other countries listed is not available centrally.