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Political Asylum

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been granted political asylum in this country since January, 1946.

A number of the aliens admitted to the United Kingdom since the end of the war would be in danger of persecution if they returned to their own country, but there is no distinct class of political refugees. I regret, therefore, that I cannot supply the figures for which the hon. Member asks.