§ Lord Bethell
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many applications for British visas were lodged by Polish citizens during the first six months of 1982, how many of these applications were granted, how many refused, and how many are still pending.
§ Lord Belstead
Four thousand, nine hundred and five visa applications were received and 2,801 visas granted in Warsaw during the first six months of 1982. Information is not available on the number of cases outstanding from applications lodged in this period; but in the following three months a further 4,042 applications were received, and there are now 2,120 visa applications outstanding. Information on the number of refusals is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.