HC Deb 21 January 1987 vol 108 c608W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current waiting period for visit visas from applicants in the Indian sub-continent.

Mr. Eggar

The vast majority of applications for short-term stays in the United Kingdom are dealt with on the same day. For the small number of applications which require a detailed interview, the waiting time is nowhere longer than five days.