Entry Clearances: Iraq

Home Department written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many business visitor visas to the UK were issued in (a) Iraq and (b) Jordan to (i) Iraqi citizens and (ii) other nationals in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Phil Woolas Phil Woolas Minister of State (the North West), Home Office, Minister of State (the North West), HM Treasury, Minister of State (the North West), Regional Affairs

holding answer 30 March 2010

The information is as follows:

For 2009:

(a) 10

(b) (i) 1,220 and (ii) 3,049.

Detailed statistics by month are tabled as follows:

Statistics, Visit-Business visas issued
Applications processed in Jordan
2009 Iraqi nationals Other nationalities
January 90 188
February 60 212
March 120 254
April 127 256
May 114 330
June 106 284
July 150 234
August 76 188
September 86 230
October 137 421
November 108 269
December 46 183
Total 1,220 3,049
Applications processed in Iraq
2009 Total
March 8
June 2
December 0
Total 10

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