HC Deb 23 October 1961 vol 646 cc14-5W
42 and 45. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Lord Privy Seal (1) whether he will give a list of persons resident in East Germany who have been refused permission by Her Majesty's Government to visit Great Britain, or who have had their travel documents refused, during the twelve months ended 13th August, 1961; and what is the number of British people who have been refused entry by the East German authorities into East Germany;

(2) how many British subjects have been refused entry into East Berlin and East Germany since 13th August, 1961; and how many East Germans have been refused their visas and travel documents, during the same period, to visit Great Britain.

Mr. Heath

The number of East Germans who have been refused visas or travel documents for visits to this country in the twelve months up to 13th August, and from that date until 19th October, is 193 and 136 respectively. Disclosure of the names of the East Germans concerned would be inconsistent with accepted practice. I am not in a position to say how many British people have been refused entry into East Germany during these periods.

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