§ Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities were available in Algeria to deal with visa applications to enter the United Kingdom in 1994; how many staff were involved; how many applications were(a) received and (b) successful for a visa to enter the United Kingdom in 1994; how many applicants were recognised as political refugees in 1994; and how many applicants were granted long stay in the United Kingdom in 1994. 
§ Mr. Kirkhope
A full entry clearance service was available in Algeria until 18 August 1994. Since then a service has been available for diplomats and officials only. A list of entry clearance staff appears in the list:
- 1 x full-time Entry Clearance Officer (United Kingdom-based) all year
- 1 x full-time Entry Clearance Officer (United Kingdom-based)
- January—September 1994
- 1 x full-time Vice Consul spending 15 per cent. of his time as Entry Clearance Manager January—September 1994
- 2 x LE3 (Locally Engaged) assistants all year
- 1 x LE3 (Locally Engaged) assistant January—September 1994
Information on grants and initial refusals of entry clearance by overseas posts in Algeria and by category—settlement and temporary purposes—in 1994 is given in table 2.1 of "Control of Immigration Statistics United Kingdom 1994", issued on 10 August 1995, Cm 2935 HMSO. Information on applications for asylum made at United Kingdom ports or after entry into the United Kingdom by Algerians in 1994 and the initial decisions is given in table 4.3 of the Home Office statistical bulletin "Asylum Statistics, United Kingdom 1994", issued on 30 June 1995—issue 15/95. Copies of these publications are in the Library.
§ Mr. Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applicants from Algeria for visas to enter the United Kingdom have relatives living in the United Kingdom who are British citizens; and what is the breakdown in age groups of those applicants who were successful in 1994.