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Refugees

Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many refugees or exiles, voluntary of involuntary, from Cambodia have been allowed to enter the United Kingdom for residence since the Communist take-over following the withdrawal of all American forces from South-East Asia ;(2)how many refugees or exiles voluntary or involuntary from Vietnam have been allowed to enter the United Kingdom for residence since the Communist takeover following the withdrawal of all American forces from South-East Asia ;(3)how many refugees or exiles voluntary or involuntary from Laos have been allowed to enter the United Kingdom for residence since the Communist take-over following the withdrawal of all American forces from South-East Asia ;(4)how many refugees or exiles, voluntary or involuntary, from Chile have been allowed to enter the United Kingdom for residence since the military coup of 11th September 1973 and up to the present date.

2,369 Chilean refugees have been admitted.Information in the form requested in respect of refugees from South-East Asia is not readily available, but cntry clearance or permission to remain has been given to 381 Vietnamese, 115 Cambodians, and 75 Laotians.