HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 c16W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which immigration rule permits a visitor to the United Kingdom to commence work on a self-employment basis; and if this means he avoids the necessity of obtaining a work permit.

Dr. Summerskill

A self-employed person does not require a work permit.

Paragraphs 19 and 20 of the Immigration Rules for Control after Entry: E.E.C. and Other non-Commonwealth Nationals (House of Commons Paper 1972–73, No. 82) and the equivalent paragraphs in the rules about Commonwealth citizens indicate the grounds upon which people admitted as visitors may apply for consent to remain as business men or self-employed persons.

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