HC Deb 18 December 1963 vol 686 cc234-5W
Mr. C. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government on Recommendation 375 on the abolition of visas for refugees, which was adopted by the Consultative Assembly on 23rd September, 1963; and what action Her Majesty's Government has taken or contemplates taking in regard to it.

Mr. Brooke

Her Majesty's Government take the view that in respect of refugees the balance of advantage rests with the visa system, which enables necessary enquiries to be made before a journey is undertaken.