Home Office written question – answered on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Manningham-Buller Baroness Manningham-Buller Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many visas they have refused to delegates wishing to enter the UK to attend international scientific conferences; how many of those refusals were for applicants from low and middle income countries; and what were their reasons for such refusals.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The information requested is not available in published data. Visa nationals travelling to the UK for this purpose would normally apply for a visit visa.

The large majority of entry clearance visit visa applications are granted. Information on grants and refusal rates for entry clearance visitor visas is published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics, Visas volume 1, table vi_01_q, latest edition at:

Entry Visas - Sept 2018 (Excel SpreadSheet, 1.65 MB)

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