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South African Sportsmen

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the admission of professional white South African sportsmen to compete in tournaments in Great Britain.

Policy on the admission of aliens to this country is a matter for the Home Secretary. The Government disapprove of sporting links between British competitors and racially based South African teams but would not interfere with the right of individuals to decide these matters for themselves.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consultations he has had with the Governments of Australia and New Zealand following their decisions not to admit South African sportsmen associated with racially segregated sports bodies.