§ Mr. Cyril Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement about the visit he made to Asia during the Christmas Recess and say what conclusions and decisions he came to concerning the waiting lists for entry and the delay in granting interviews;
(2) what steps are being taken to reduce the waiting period for people from Dacca and Islamabad wishing to join relatives.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr. Fowler) on 15th January—[Vol. 884, c.126]—and the debate on the Consolidated Fund Bill on 23rd January.—[Vol. 884, c. 1998–2020.]