Written Question on Home Office: Urdu

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Date Title Questioner
1 Mar 2019, 4:02 p.m. Home Office: Urdu Siobhain McDonagh


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are employed as Urdu translators at the (a) British high commission in Islamabad and (b) Home Office to investigate the background of people applying for entry clearance.

Answer (Caroline Nokes)

UKVI human resources do not compile information on the number staff employed in the British High Commission in Islamabad, or at the Home Office, who assess entry clearance applications and who speak Urdu.

In assessing applications for entry clearance, UKVI complies with the Home Office policy for the use of translators.

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