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Argentine Passport Holders

Volume 32: debated on Friday 26 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Argentine passport holders have been admitted to the United Kingdom since 14 June; what records were kept of the purpose of their visit; and if he will make a statement.

There were 920 admissions to the United Kingdom of nationals of Argentina in the three months July-September 1982. Every Argentine national requires a visa for entry and must explain the purpose of his visit in order to obtain it, but statistics of those purposes are not compiled. The immigration service records the purpose of the journey for all admissions of non-patrials other than EC nationals, and figures are published annually by citizenship-nationality in the command paper "Control of immigration statistics"—table 1 of the issue for 1981, Cmnd. 8533.