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Aliens (Admission To United Kingdom)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why aliens in danger of losing their nationality are only allowed to remain in Britain if they come from countries behind the Iron Curtain.

There are in this country a large number of aliens who originally came from countries behind the Iron Curtain and whose nationality position is obscure, but these people have been allowed to remain because they were originally accepted as part of our contribution to solving the problem of the displaced persons in Europe after the war. Apart from this, the same rules are applied to those aliens who come from Iron Curtain countries as are applied to all other aliens.