HC Deb 10 February 1982 vol 17 c374W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been refused permission to enter the United Kingdom on political grounds, since May 1979.

Mr. Raison

There is no specific provision in the Immigration Act 1971 or the immigration rules for refusal of admission on political grounds. There is power to refuse a person whose exclusion is conducive to the public good, but separate statistics on the detailed reasons for refusal in this category are not available.