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Home Department written question – answered on 1st September 2014.

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Photo of Jim Dobbin Jim Dobbin Labour, Heywood and Middleton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to routinely refuse visas to foreign nationals who enter the UK with the aim of encouraging or assisting suicide.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

A foreign national may be refused entry clearance or leave to enter the UK if, from information available, the person’s exclusion is considered to be conducive to the public good. This could include information indicating that the person may be intending to commit an offence while in the UK. Each decision is made on a case by case basis taking into account all the relevant factors.

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