HC Deb 10 May 1965 vol 712 c8W
52. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why Dr. Klaus Gysi was refused a travel document to attend the International Book Fair in London; and whether he will give an assurance that no person will be refused entry into Great Britain because of the objections of the West German Government.

Mr. Padley

It is contrary to practice to disclose the reasons why a temporary travel document is refused by the Allied Travel Office in Berlin in any particular case. With regard to the second part of the question, the issue of travel documents to East Germans by the Allied Travel Office is governed by rules agreed by all the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Allies, and a document would not be refused simply as a result of objections by any one member Government.