§ Fiona Mactaggart
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for how long a person who applied for settlement at(a) each post in the Asian sub-continent, (b) Accra, (c) Lagos, (d) Aluja, (e) Manila, (f) Bangkok, (g) Moscow and (h) Kingston in December 2000 can expect to wait for interview; and for how long the last people interviewed in each of these posts in December 2000 had waited. 146W
§ Mr. Vaz
The settlement queue lengths (in weeks) at the end of December 2000 were:
Sub-continent Post Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Dhaka 14 21 14 35 Islamabad 4 17 20 28 Bombay 0 6 6 6 New Delhi 0 10 10 10
The queue groupings are:
- Queue 1—Right of abode cases and Dependent Relatives over 65;
- Queue 2—Spouses and Children under 18;
- Queue 3—Fiance(e)s and Other First Time Applicants;
- Queue 4—Re-applicants.
Other visa sections in the sub-continent have one queue for all settlement applications.
- Other Posts
- Accra—27 (latest available information: October 2000)
We are obtaining from the Posts the answer to the second part of the question. When the information is available, I will write to my hon. Friend and place a copy of my letter in the Libraries of the House.