35. Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the British Consulate visa department at Frankfurt took from 6th November, 1950, to 12th January, 1951, to provide Therese Metsch with a visa to come to this country.
§ Mr. Ede
The application for a visa was not received until 8th December. On 12th December the applicant was asked to furnish an up-to-date medical certificate and this was received on 22nd December. A visa was issued on 10th January. The delay, which I regret, was due to the Christmas holidays and the pressure of other work.