Kenya Asians

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16 April 1970.

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Photo of Mr James Callaghan Mr James Callaghan The Secretary of State for the Home Department, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee, Treasurer, Labour Party 12:00, 16 April 1970

My hon. Friend's view is not shared by the great majority of the House, who voted overwelmingly that we should take the line of action that we did in 1968. The people concerned have been asked to wait in a queue for admission to this country but, as the Indian Government have made clear on several occasions, they are free to go to that country whether or not they were born there. As I have pointed out, a great many were born there, and their period of sojourn in Kenya has been relatively short.