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Hooliganism (Withdrawal Of Passports)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will consider withdrawing the passports of British citizens convicted of serious offences relating to hooliganism in Spain.

No. In his exercise of the Royal Prerogative on passport issues, the Secretary of State confines refusals to certain well-defined and exceptional circumstances and it would be inappropriate to extend the practice to include the circumstances suggested.