§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has had any representations about services offered by the International Friendship Club, of Regents park, Southampton, in the context of immigration by Filipino citizens; and whether he has any proposals to curb efforts by such agencies to obtain fees from United Kingdom citizens for these services.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The Government receive representations from time to time about the activities of international marriage agencies but have received no specific representation about International Friendship Club. Such agencies neither have nor confer any special status: they and overseas national using their services have at all times to observe the requirement of the immigration rules. There are no present plans for legislation.