HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c776W
Hugh Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many seasonal agricultural worker scheme students are awaiting visa processing from(a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria. [168378]

Mr. Mullin

The figures for the number of entry clearance applications submitted under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme which still await processing in Romania and Bulgaria are:

  1. (a) Romania: 0
  2. (b) Bulgaria: 228

The consideration of all applications under this scheme has been temporarily suspended at our embassies in Bucharest and Sofia since 30 March.

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