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Ministerial Correction

Thursday 7 July 2011

Home Department

Entry Clearances: Iraq

Kate Hoey: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the safety of Syria as a place for visa applicants in Iraq to collect their visas. [60862]

[Official Report, 21 June 2011, Vol. 530, c. 211W.]

Letter of correction from Damian Green:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Vauxhall (Kate Hoey) on 21 June 2011.

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The full answer given was as follows:

Damian Green: We are closely monitoring the security situation in Syria. Our visa application centre remains open for business and applicants are able to make their applications in the normal way. Applicants who live in Iraq can choose to visit Syria, Lebanon or Jordan to make their applications.

The correct answer should have been:

Damian Green: We are closely monitoring the security situation in Syria. Our visa application centre remains open for business and applicants are able to make their applications in the normal way. Applicants who live in Iraq, however, are now directed to our visa application centres in Lebanon, Jordan or Turkey in order to lodge their applications.