HC Deb 11 July 1968 vol 768 cc122-3W
37. Mr. Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs whether a person born in the United Kingdom is exempt from the provisions of Article 13(1,a) of the Southern Rhodesia (United Nations Sanctions) No. 2 Order, 1968.

Mr. Whitlock

Yes. Article 13(1,a) applies only to Commonwealth citizens who are subject to Immigration Control under Part I of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act, 1962. Part I of the Act does not apply to Commonwealth citizens born in the United Kingdom.

38. Mr. Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs how far the statement made by his predecessor on 25th January, 1966, about Rhodesian passport facilities still represents Government policy; and to what extent it has been superseded by the two Southern Rhodesia (United Nations Sanctions) Orders, 1968.

Mr. Whitlock

The Southern Rhodesia (United Nations Sanctions) (No. 2) Order, 1968, deals with entry into this country and does not supersede the statement of the Commonwealth Secretary on 25th January, 1966, which dealt with passport facilities.

Paragraph 1 of the then Commonwealth Secretary's Statement still represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government. The term "active supporters of the regime" will now be regarded as applying to person defined in the terms of reference of the Advisory Committee on Rhodesian Travel Restrictions circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT on 27th June [Vol. 767, c. 126–30]. Under the Southern Rhodesia (United Nations Sanctions) (No. 2) Order, 1968, such persons will normally be denied entry to this country, unless they are ordinarily resident outside Rhodesia.

Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the statement have been superseded by the arrangements for the invalidation of Rhodesian Passports, and for the issue in certain cases of United Kingdom passports, announced by my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General in the debate on 17th June [Vol. 766, c. 738–9]. Dual citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies and of Rhodesia may apply for United Kingdom passports of unrestricted validity and will no longer be required to sign declarations of the kind described in the statement of 25th January, 1966.