HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc680-1W
Mr. Montgomery

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what regulation of the Immigration Act the ban on foreign scientologists is applied; how many scientologists have been prevented from entering the United Kingdom; and how much it has cost since 1968 to enforce this ban.

Dr. Summerskill

Refusal of entry to this country of a person coming here for purposes connected with scientology will usually be under the Immigration Rules providing for exclusion conducive to the public good. There have been 191 such refusals. It would involve a disproportionate effort to estimate what additional expense has been involved.