HC Deb 18 March 1975 vol 888 cc375-6W
Mr. Channon

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the average delay after the receipt of an appeal against the refusal to grant an entry clearance, before the entry clearance officer in Pakistan is able to send the explanatory statement setting out the reasons for the refusal to the central office of the appellate authorities in London.

Mr. Ennals:

No detailed records are kept covering this, but the average delay at present is between four and five months.

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