HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c246W
Mr. Bernie Grant

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training is given to interviewers of potential settlers.

Mr. Eggar

All Entry Clearance Officers, if not already fully experienced, attend a four or five-week training course run jointly by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office prior to taking up their appointment overseas. Training in the particular skills required in interviewing entry clearance applicants is an integral part of the course.