HL Deb 18 November 1999 vol 607 c2WA
Lord Clarke of Hampstead

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have any plans to strengthen immigration legislation to tackle abuse of the United Kingdom's immigration control. [HL26]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The Government are firmly committed to ensuring that those who seek to migrate to the United Kingdom but have no grounds for doing so under the Immigration Rules are prevented from coming here.

From the first moment of 19 November we will require nationals of the Republic of Croatia to obtain visas to come to the United Kingdom. Croatian nationals will also have to obtain a direct airside transit visa when they intend to remain airside while in transit through the United Kingdom.