§ 20. Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any progress has been made towards reducing the time lag at the British High Commission in New Delhi between application and interview for entry permits to the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Rowlands
No. The time lag at New Delhi between application and interview for settlement entry certificates has remained fairly constant during the first five months of the year at about 16 months. This is because an increase in the interview rate has been offset by the increase in new applications during this period.