Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on access to tourist visas for UK nationals with Pakistani heritage.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

We regularly discuss visa and migration matters with the Indian Government. I discussed migration matters with the Indian high commissioner at our most recent meeting on 18 March. The issue of visas for UK nationals of Pakistani origin was also discussed at the last UK-India Comprehensive Dialogue on Visa-related issues in July 2013. Our officials continue to raise this issue with the Indian Government ahead of the next dialogue scheduled to take place in July.

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