§ 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.