HC Deb 21 July 1953 vol 46 c194W
28. Mr. Meadowcroft

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current average delay between applications to enter the United Kingdom as the fiancé or husband of a British citizen and the determination of such application.

Mr. Whitney

It is only in the Indian subcontinent, where there is a large number of such applicants, that there is any signficant delay. Husbands and fiancés now wait the same time for interview as non-priority applicants for immediate settlement. These figures are published quarterly in the Home Office statistical bulletin "Control of Immigration: Statistics". Those interviewed at the end of June at New Delhi had waited 10 months, at Bombay seven months, at Islamabad and Karachi nine months, and at Dhaka 20 months.

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