§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will publish a table showing the number of applications for quota vouchers received 478WA from persons in India in each of the calendar years 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983; the number of applicants awaiting interview at the end of each of those years; and the number of weeks the applicants had waited, who were being interviewed at the end of each of those years.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces (Lord Trefgarne)
The table showing the number of applications for quota vouchers is as follows:
1980 1981 1982 1983 Number of applications received 480 378 376 409 Number in queue at end of year 5144 4874 4310 3790 Number of weeks in queue for those interviewed at the end of each year: (a) Main Queue 252 288 320 352 (b)Priority Queue (not in existence) 164–204 292–316 (Dependants aged 70+) (Dependants aged 65+)