HC Deb 29 April 2002 vol 384 c608W
Mr. Lidington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the current average time taken to process a written application for a visa under the au pair scheme in the last 12 months. [50034]

Mr. Bradshaw

I have been asked to reply.

There are no average times for processing applications received specifically from au pairs.

There is a target of processing 90 per cent. of straightforward applications within 24 hours. The percentage of straightforward applications processed in financial year 2001–02 was 92 per cent.

Where an interview is required the target time is 10 working days. In the last financial year 76 per cent. of posts met this target.

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