HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 cc128-9W
46. Mr. Palmer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will open discussions with the Government of the Irish Republic for the regulation of the entry into the United Kingdom of the growing motor caravan traffic of migrant Irish workers and their families, in view of the police, sanitary and social problems created for the local authorities and permanent inhabitants of cities such as Bristol when these families encamp on temporarily vacant sites created by housing demolition in preparation for reconstruction and development.

Mr. Foley

No. An immigration control over travellers arriving from the Irish Republic would cause great practical difficulties and inconvenience and my right hon. Friend is not convinced of the need for it.