HL Deb 26 July 1999 vol 604 cc140-1WA
Baroness Gould of Potternewton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When a decision will he made on whether the exclusion from the United Kingdom of Mr. Louis Farrakhan is to be maintained. [HL3903]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Last year, my right honourable friend the Home Secretary informed Mr. Farrakhan that he was minded to maintain his exclusion from the United Kingdom on the grounds that his presence here would not be conducive to the public good for reasons of race relations and the maintenance of public order. Mr. Farrakhan was offered the opportunity to make further representations before my right honourable friend made his final decision.

My right honourable friend the Home Secretary has carefully reviewed the case for his continued exclusion in the light of Mr. Farrakhan's representations and other relevant material. My right honourable friend has concluded that it remains the case that the exclusion of Mr. Farrakhan from the United Kingdom is conducive to the public good. Mr. Farrakhan's representatives have been informed of the decision.