§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign visitors have been refused entry to the United Kingdom in each of the last five years; and in how many cases entry has eventually been allowed following representations from an hon. Member.
§ Mr. Raison
Total refusals of entry by citizenship/ nationality are published annually in "Control of Immigration: Statistics", tables 1(a) and 1 (b) of the issue for 1981 (Cmnd. 8533). Comprehensive information is not available on refusals of those seeking admission as visitors. Information on the number subsequently allowed to enter following representations from an hon. Member could be provided only at disproportionate cost.