§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been received at posts overseas for an entry certificate or visa over the past 10 years under the working holidaymaker provision; how many of the applicants were granted entry certificates or visas on that basis and how many were refused, for each year; and what is the average length of time taken to arrive at a decision on such an application.
§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information leaflets for people who inquire about working holidaymaker provisions are available; what form of evidence is required to prove that applicants will not have recourse to public funds, as required by the rule; what happens to such applications58W where there is no United Kingdom sponsor; and if inquiries are conducted in the United Kingdom of a sponsor in cases of such applications.
§ Mr. Renton
There are no information leaflets on working holidays, but entry clearance officers are always ready to give advice about the arrangements. In deciding whether applicants qualify for entry clearance or leave to enter, account is taken of available funds and whether there is a reasonable prospect of their finding work to help support themselves. Sponsorship is not obligatory, though, where reliance is placed upon it, suitable inquiries may be made if that is considered necessary.