HC Deb 26 July 1978 vol 954 cc730-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give an estimate of the number of people who had requested or were awaiting entry into Great Britain in the week ending 22nd July; how many had been refused entry and on what grounds; and whether the two Argentintian footballers who were immediately granted entry were treated on exactly the same basis as every other application for immigration.

Mr. John

It would involve a disproportionate effort to attempt to obtain the statistical information requested.

Two Argentinian football players who propose to play for Tottenham Hotspur recently arrived here as visitors and were given leave to enter on that basis. I understand that they have since returned to the Argentine.