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Aliens (Political Views)

Volume 721: debated on Thursday 25 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will state the principles upon which the admission of visiting aliens holding controversial political views is not allowed; and what instructions he has issued.

Foreigners proposing to visit this country are not refused admission merely because they hold controversial political views. If, however, a foreigner's purpose in coming here is likely to prove prejudicial to the national interest, the question of refusal must be considered. Cases are decided individually on their merits.