HC Deb 28 March 1985 vol 76 cc266-7W
14. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passengers sought entry into the United Kingdom as visitors during the last six months of 1984; of these, how many and what percentage were (a) granted admission as visitors immediately, (b) given temporary admission and (c) refused; and how many and what percentage of these persons in each category were from (i) the United States of America, (ii) the Commonwealth, (iii) the Indian subcontinent and (iv) the New Commonwealth and Pakistan.

Mr. Waddington

As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in theOfficial Report. But only one in 1,000 passengers of all nationalities seeking to enter the United Kingdom is refused leave to enter.

The information is as follows: The table below provides the readily available information on persons refused leave to enter and persons admitted as visitors. During the whole of 1984 a total of 8,527 persons were given temporary admission under paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to the Immigration Act 1971. Information on those refused leave to enter and those temporarily admitted does not specifically identify those who sought entry as visitors, and information is not available on the nationality of those temporarily admitted.

TablePersons admitted as visitors to the United Kingdom or refused leave to enter, and percentages of all non-EC visitors admitted or of all non-EC persons refused leave to enterJuly-December 1984
U.S.A. Commonwealth Indian Subcontinent New Commonwealth and Pakistan All nationalities (excluding EC)
Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage Number Percentage
Persons admitted as visitors 1,299,000 38 700,000 20 128,000 4 387,000 11 3,410,000 100
Persons refused leave to enter 429 4 4,699 47 2,252 23 5,412 55 9,845 100