HC Deb 21 February 1977 vol 926 cc424-5W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he refuses an entry visa to Gemman Santana Boza, a political refugee from Chile who applied for entry on 10th June 1976 and who was provisionally released from prison in Valparaiso on condition he left that country by 15th January.

Dr. Summerskill

There is no record of an application dated 10th June 1976 having been received in the Home Office.

When he first applied in 1975 Mr. Santana-Boza had been detained but not sentenced, and it was not known whether he would be released to leave Chile.

In December last we were informed that he had been sentenced and were asked to revive his application. This was done and a letter of consent for him to come here was recently authorised.