§ Lord Avebury
to ask Her Majesty's Government:
On what dates applicants for immigration special quota vouchers who were invited for interview in January, February, March and April 1985 respectively first applied, in the main queue and the priority queue respectively, and what was the total number of applications outstanding in India and elsewhere respectively at the latest convenient date.110WA
§ Lord Trefgarne
Details are as follows:
Invited for Interview Main queue Application Date Priority queue (widows with children in UK; heads of household aged 65+;and compassionate cases) Application Date INDIA 1985 January March,1977 *Late May/early October 1984 February March/April 1977 Mid September/mid October 1984 March April/May 1977 November 1984 April Mid-end May 1977 Late November/early December 1984 *The Post were unable to maintain the interviewing schedule during this period due to staff sickness. This has continued to affect waiting times.
In Posts other than India, applicants are interviewed within 2 months.
APPLICATIONS OUTSTANDING AS AT 31ST DECEMBER 1984
India 3,448 Kenya 334 Tanzania 323 Zambia 21 Rest of World 0 Blantyre (as at 30th November 1984) 143