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Kurdish Refugees

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy in connection with the granting of entry visas to Kurdish refugees, in the light of the current situation in Iraq.

I am prepared to grant applications for resettlement by Kurdish refugees who have a record of Crown service or who have some other connection with the United Kingdom which makes it appropriate for them to be given refuge here. In all cases I would require responsible sponsorship in this country, to assist in resettlement.