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British Passport Holders

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that the same criteria for entry are applied to British passport holders resident in former colonies as to American film stars, Iranians, Arabs and the like, who wish to visit friends and relatives or spend holidays in the United Kingdom.

The immigration rules for control on entry which relate to visitors, make no distinction on grounds of citizenship or nationality. I have no information which suggests that the rules are not applied impartially.