§ Sir Eldon Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visas have been issued in Taipei since the visa handling office has been established there; and whether the income received equals or exceeds the cost of operating this facility in Taiwan.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The numbers of visas issued by the visa handling office in Taipei from 1989–1991 was 78,782. The income during this period was:
£ 1989–90 824,456 1990–91 1,019,975 11991 689,903 1 April-October.
The total cost of the visa operation was:
£ 1989–90 56,917 11990–91 206,030 1 April-October costing figures not yet available.