§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set up an urgent inquiry into the efficacy with which the British embassy in Cairo processes visa applications for Egyptian citizens wishing to enter the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Whitney
No. We are satisfied that the visa section in Cairo is working well given the heavy volume of work handled and the resources available to meet it.
Only one serious oversight on the part of the section has been recorded in the last 12 months.