§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to discontinue the visa requirements for Slovak nationals who wish to visit the UK. 
§ Mr. Rammell
All visa regimes, including that in respect of Slovak nationals, are kept under constant review and are lifted when it is judged that the circumstances which gave rise to the imposition of the requirement have been addressed. The visa regime on Slovak nationals will be lifted as soon as possible and at the latest by May 2004, when the Slovak Republic becomes a full member state of the European Union.