HC Deb 15 March 1965 vol 708 c218W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give the number of applicants who have applied to enter Great Britain from the German Democratic Republic during the past 12 months; how many of these applications have been granted and refused, respectively; and what were the grounds for refusal in each case.

Sir F. Soskice

During the twelve months ending 28th February, 1965, 986 applications for United Kingdom visas were made to the Visa Officer in West Berlin by East Germans. Seven of these applications were refused. It would be contrary to practice to disclose the reasons.

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