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Vietnamese Refugees

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the commitment to 10,000 refugees from Vietnam will have been fulfilled; and what will be the rights of settlement of relatives of the 10,000 refugees who will not have arrived with the 10,000 refugees.

It is not yet possible to say when the commitment will have been fulfilled. As far as possible, the selection of refugees keeps family groups together. No decision has yet been made on the position about claimed relationships after the quota has been fulfilled.