§ 62. Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of delays in dealing with immigration applications and related problems, he will, as a matter of urgency, announce plans to increase the personnel establishment of the Home Office and British High Commission departments concerned.
§ Mr. Sharples
My right hon. Friend is aware of the difficulties, but the work load is extremely heavy. He has already taken steps, including substantial staff reinforcement, with a view to reducing delay in the Home Office. The staffing of offices abroad is a matter for my right 75W hon. Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, but I am assured that the position is kept under review and reinforcement provided where necessary.