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Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give details of the numbers of people who attempted to enter Great Britain on 17 September 1979 for a temporary visit who were barred from entry; and how many were allowed to enter, giving the reasons for admission and refusal of entry in each case.

This information is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost because statistics of those admitted or refused leave to enter are not compiled on a daily basis.