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Ibrahim Moussawi

Volume 709: debated on Tuesday 24 March 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to allow Dr Ibrahim Moussawi to visit the United Kingdom; and whether they will use the same criteria in reaching that decision as were used in refusing entry to Mr Geert Wilders in February. [HL2147]

Dr Moussawi has been refused a visa under paragraph 320(19) of the Immigration Rules on the grounds that his presence in the UK would not be conducive to the public good.

Geert Wilders was refused admission to the UK under regulation 19 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 because, in accordance with regulation 21 of the same regulations, an immigration officer was satisfied that his exclusion was justified on grounds of public policy and/or public security.