The PSD today condemned a “chaotic situation” in the appointments of Portuguese consulates in the United Kingdom and questioned the government about fulfilling its “promise” to strengthen these services with staff and information technology sources.
In a letter to the state and foreign ministers, the PSD shared a situation that arose on Monday, saying, “Many immigrants who had an appointment that day – the appointment for that achievement several months ago – waited for hours” to be assisted, until they were notified, “a large number of appointments and diplomats Because of the fatigue of the staff, no one else could help that day. “
In the question asked to the management, the PSD Parliamentary Committee would like to know what is the “mismatch between the number of scheduled appointments and the inability to meet them”.
“When does the government intend to fulfill its promise to strengthen diplomatic services in the United Kingdom with human and information technology resources?” Asked the Social Democrats.
Delegates said their party “warns the government of the seriousness of the operation of services in the UK embassies, where an estimated 400,000 Portuguese are registered”.
During an official visit to the United Kingdom in May, they recalled that the Secretary for Portuguese Communities, Berta Nunes, had hoped to strengthen the staff at the United Kingdom’s Embassy Service Center. Satisfactory service.
“Unfortunately, despite the PSD’s continued warning to the government, it is clear that the situation is chaotic,” Minister Augusto Santos read in a letter to Silva.