HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 c141W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Government plan to amend the current immigration rules to take into account the decision of the European Court of Justice in Rv. Immigration Appeal Tribunal ex parte Surinder Singh of 7 July 1992.

Mr. Charles Wardle

There is no need to amend the immigration rules.

The effect of the European Court of Justice's judgment in the particular circumstances of this case is that, where a British citizen has been exercising rights under the treaty of Rome to work in another member state and has a spouse who is not a European Community national, on their return to the United Kingdom the entry of the spouse is governed by European Community law rather than by the United Kingdom immigration rules.