HL Deb 10 February 1984 vol 447 cc1449-50WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what dates the applications for special quota vouchers were originally submitted of those United Kingdom passport holders who were invited for interview in each of the months of 1983, and of 1984 to the latest invitations sent out, for the priority and ordinary queues respectively.

Lord Trefgarne

The following is the information:

Invited for interview Ordinary queue application date Priority queue (Dependants age 70+) application date
January Mid April/early May 1976 July/December 1979
February Early May 1976 January-June 1980
March Early/mid May 1976 June-September 1980
April Mid May 1976 September 1980–Feburary 1981
May Mid/late May 1976 March 1981–April 1982
June Late May/early June 1976 All existing cases cleared during June/July 1983
July Early/mid June 1976 Following ministerial decision in March last year, which took effect in August, eligibility for the priority queue was widened by reducing the qualifying age from 70 to 65. Those benefiting have now been invited for interview with the following results.
August Mid June 1976 June 1976–January 1977
September Mid/late June 1976 June 1976-January 1977
October Late June/early July 1976 January-February 1977
November Early/mid July 1976 March-April 1977
December Mid July/early August 1976 May-November 1977
January Early/mid August 1976 December 1977-April 1978
February Mid August/early September 1976 April-July 1978
March Early September/early October 1976 September 1978–April 1979
April Early/mid October 1976 May-November 1979
May Mid October/early November 1976 November 1979–August 1981