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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
31 Oct 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:19:58
Description
Decision Makers, presented by Judith Dawson. In the wake of government claims 23 Labour MPs have abused the immigration system, examines the legitimate right of MPs to intervene in cases where their constituents’ relatives face difficulty in entering Britain. Some of the blacklisted MPs defend their actions, and point to government cynicism; Part 2 examines the merits or otherwise of a planned visitor’s visa system. Contributions from Home Office Minister David Waddington; Clare Short MP; Home Secretary Douglas Hurd; Fiona Mactaggart, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants; Dave Parry, Chairman of the Heathrow branch of the immigration staff’s civil service union; Max Madden MP; John Wheeler MP; Labour home affairs spokesman Gerald Kaufman. Engineers: Heather Branwell and Colin Clements.
Contributors
John Wheeler; Colin Clements; Judith Dawson; Heather Branwell; Gerald Kaufman; Douglas Hurd; Clare Short; David Waddington; Fiona Mactaggart; Dave Parry; Max Madden
Keywords
Government; Heathrow Airport; Immigration; Migration law; Members of Parliament; Migration policy; Political corruption; Illegal immigration; Immigration services; Visas; Bangladesh

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