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Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, following the recent publication of Bradford City Council's report on problems connected with immigration, he will cause a similar study to be made in all cities and boroughs with an immigration population of more than 10 per cent.; what action he has taken, or proposes taking, to remove these problems and difficulties in Bradford and other areas with similar problems; and whether he will make a statement.

I understand that this report analyses a number of social trends in Bradford and is not concerned primarily with problems arising from immigration. It is for local authorities themselves to decide what studies to commission in respect of their areas. The Government's general approach to problems of racial discrimination and disadvantage was fully explained in my letter to my hon. Friend of 28th March, sent in pursuance of my reply to his Question on 1st March.—[Vol. 945, c. 230.]