§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Mr. Fahrner was refused leave to land in accordance with the statement made to the House on 25th July, 1968. Subsequently he said that he had reasons for coming here other than the study of Scientology, and he was granted leave to land for two weeks. This took a considerable time and accounted for the delay Mr. Fahrner experienced at the airport. He left the country the following day.
§ Dr. Gray
Is it not absurd to prohibit adults visiting this country to study Scientology or any other philosophy or religion? More importantly, as the whole matter is sub judice and the subject of investigation by a committee, should not my hon. Friend be impartial and lift all bans on Scientologists visiting this country meanwhile?
Mr. Gresham Cooke
Can it seriously be said that Scientology is a religion, and are there not hundreds of parents who have been very upset that their children have been sucked into Scientology, have wasted money and been mentally upset?