HC Deb 24 May 1994 vol 244 c99W
Sir Donald Thompson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to make changes in the immigration rules.

Mr. Charles Wardle

My right hon. and learned Friend yesterday laid before Parliament a statement of changes in the immigration rules. The new rules will come into effect on 1 October. The format of the rules has been revised to make them easier for applicants, practitioners and staff to use. The changes of policy which I announced last July, when a consultation document was published, have been incorporated, including the removal of sexually discriminatory provisions, the creation of a new category of investor, and changes in the rules relating to working holidaymakers. A statement listing and explaining all the changes is available in the Vote Office.