HC Deb 16 February 1998 vol 306 c491W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the compatibility of world trade agreements and national trade-related legislation which enables countries to bar spouses and their children from entry. [29292]

Mr. Doug Henderson

Under the General Agreement on Trade in Services, a country may regulate the entry of foreign nationals as long as this does not impair or nullify benefits accruing under GATS commitments.