HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc12-3W
72. Mr. R. Harris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he is discussing, and with what countries, for altering the present laws regarding the admission of aliens to this country as a result of the participation by Great Britain in a European Free Trade Area or European Common Market; and what conclusions have so far been reached.

Mr. R. A. Butler

In the negotiations at present proceeding in Paris for the establishment of a European Free Trade Area there has been some consideration of the question whether, as regards the admission of aliens, it would be desirable and appropriate to make some modifications of administrative practice as a result of our participation in the Area, but at present no proposals are under discussion which would involve an alteration of existing legislation on the subject.