HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c178W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, since the opening of the borders of East Germany, any East German citizens have applied for entry to the United Kingdom as residents; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Citizens of the German Democratic Republic require visas to enter the United Kingdom and neither of the British posts in Berlin has received any applications for visas for settlement in this country since the opening of the border between east and west Berlin on 9 November. There have been no reports from any other quarter of any East German citizens seeking entry to reside in the United Kingdom.

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