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Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if during his forthcoming visit to Sri Lanka the Minister of State (Middle East) will meet the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; and if she will make a statement. 
Dr. Howells: I have no plans at present to meet representatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made to the House on 2 May 2007, Official Report, columns 1551-57 in which I set out the UK's approach to the peace process in Sri Lanka.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many foreign students received visas to enter the United Kingdom to work as seasonal workers in agriculture in each of the last 10 years, broken down by nation and region of origin; and if she will make a statement. 
Dr. Howells: The following table displays the number of visas issued to non-EU students who applied to enter the United Kingdom to work as seasonal agricultural workers, from 2002 to 2006. The results are broken down according to the location of our missions overseas (country and region). There are no available reliable UK Visas statistics for applications made prior to 2002.
UK Visas makes every effort to ensure that statistics produced from our Central Reference System are accurate. However, the complexity of our global business, including technical failures or occasional inconsistencies in data entry across any of over 150 offices, means we cannot guarantee 100 per cent. accuracy.
2002-03 data sourced on: 17 May 2007
2004-06 data sourced on: 16 May 2007
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