28. Exemption from control: members of diplomatic missions.

The statutory provisions relating to non-British citizens1 do not apply to any person so long as he is a member of a diplomatic mission2, or a member of the family forming part of the household of such a member, or a person otherwise entitled to the like immunity from jurisdiction3 as is conferred by the Immigration Act 1971 on a diplomatic agent4.

The Secretary of State5 may by order6 exempt any person or class of persons from all or any of the statutory provisions relating to non-British citizens7. Under this power, consular officers8 in the service of a state with