HC Deb 05 April 1978 vol 947 c136W
Mr. Grocott

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the average waiting time for (a) husbands, and (b) male fiances from the Indian sub-continent requiring entry permits.

Mr. Luard

Details showing the period waited by applicants interviewed on 28th February are shown in the following table:

Husbands months Fiancés months
New Delhi 5 6
Bombay 15 15
Islamabad 17¼ 17¼
Karachi 18 17½
Dacca 21 *
* Dacca received only three applications from fiancés during the last 12 months.

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