HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 cc538-9W
Mr. Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the statement by the self-styled Pollok free state in Glasgow that foreign nationals are occupying the area claimed; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what action he proposes to take to review the passports and visas held by the foreign nationals currently occupying the self-styled Pollok free state in Glasgow; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholas Baker

I understand that people, including a number of overseas nationals, are protesting against the construction of the M77 motorway through the Pollok area of south-west Glasgow and have been using the area adjacent to the construction site to enter it.

I understand that while there are believed to be a number of overseas nationals involved in the protest, there is no information to suggest that any of them has breached the immigration laws. If the immigration service receives such information, it will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.