§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what requirement there is for visas for unaccompanied immigrant minors travelling to the United Kingdom from Ethiopia and adjacent African countries; and what information he has on the number of such immigrants permitted to travel during the last 12-month period for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
All immigrant minors from Ethiopia and adjacent African countries are required to obtain entry clearance before their arrival in the United Kingdom from a British visa issuing office. Entry clearance takes the form of a visa for nationals of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Sudan and an entry certificate for those of Uganda and Kenya. Information on the number of such entry clearances issued is not kept according to the age of the applicant.