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Volume 961: debated on Friday 26 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how long the ban on the entry of Scientologists has been operating; and when he expects that the recommendations of Sir John Foster's report will be implemented;(2) if he will state the evidence on the basis of which his ban on the Church of Scientology is formed.

Immigration restrictions and the reasons for them were announced in the course of a statement made on 25 July 1968 by the then Minister of Health about the policy generally of the Government of the day toward scientology. The whole question of the present Government's policy is under consideration, but I cannot say when conclusions will be reached.