§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Indian Government seeking a relaxation of visa requirements as they affect Sikhs who are British citizens and who wish to visit relatives in India.
§ Mr. Rifkind
It would be invidious to request special treatment for any category of British citizens. We have on several occasions drawn the attention of the Indian Government to the practical consequences of their visa regime for British travellers, and expressed the hope that the regime may be lifted as conditions in Punjab return to normal.