§ Mr. Cox
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his policy in respect of entry visas for business people from Commonwealth countries who need to make urgent visits to this country. 
§ Mr. Hanley
I have been asked to reply.
Almost all entry clearance sections process straightforward visit or business visa applications worldwide within 24 hours. Frequent visitors to the UK may apply for multiple entry visas which are valid for periods between six months and five years.