§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions with other European Community members concerning the requirement of visas for non-European Community nationals have taken place; and what is his policy towards a common visa requirement throughout the Community.37W
§ Mr. Renton
At a meeting in Copenhagen on 9 December 1987, the Ministers of the states of the European Community concerned with immigration agreed to a common list of 50 countries whose nationals should require a visa if they wished to enter any country in the Community. An extension of the list was agreed upon in Munich on 3 June 1988, and there have been discussions among officials about further extensions. We acknowledge the contribution which harmonisation of visa regimes could make to strengthening the external frontiers of the Community, but other factors must also contribute to determining the United Kingdom's visa policy.