HC Deb 25 February 1982 vol 18 c451W
Mr. Walters

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy towards the admission to the United Kingdom of citizens of the Republic of Ireland, found guilty in that country of criminal offences committed there, on whom a sentence of imprisonment is not imposed provided that they leave the Republic of Ireland for the United Kingdom.

Mr. Raison

Since the early 1950s, a local journey between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom has not been subject to routine immigration control. A citizen of the Irish Republic arriving in the United Kingdom from the Republic does not require leave to enter.

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