Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what records are kept in UK posts in India of the (a) ethnicity and (b) caste of those applying for (i) visas and (ii) entry clearance.
Kim Howells (Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Pontypridd, Labour)
Our visa sections in India do not collect or hold information on the caste or ethnicity of visa applicants. All entry clearance applications are considered on their individual merits, regardless of religion, ethnicity or caste.