HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 cc208-9W
52. Mr. A. Royle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that Hong Kong passport holders are advised by the Hong Kong Government to obtain an entry certificate when visiting the United Kingdom, that no visas are needed for visits to Western Europe excepting West Germany, that Hong Kong citizens have made objections to the United Kingdom's discrimination against them; and if he will relieve them from the necessity to obtain entry certificates.

Mr. Ennals

The hon. Member has been misinformed. Entry certificates are not obligatory; they are made available to Commonwealth citizens on an optional basis to facilitate their admission to this country, and overseas posts in Hong Kong and elsewhere advise intending travellers accordingly. Possession of an entry certificate greatly diminishes the risk that a passenger may be delayed in immigration examination or refused admission on arrival here.