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British Citizens (Passport Control)

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 6 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what restrictions are placed on a British citizen of the United Kingdom who has adaquate means of identification who wishes to leave and re-enter the United Kingdom without a passport.

There is no power to impose restrictions, whether on arrival or departure, on a passenger who is exempt from immigration control and who satisfies the immigration officer of this.