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Hong Kong (Refugees)

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been received into Great Britain from Hong Kong; how many remain in the camps in Hong Kong; and when he now estimates that the Government will have received into the United Kingdom the full quota agreed at the Geneva conference.

I understand from the Joint Committee for Refugees from Vietnam that during the period 1 February 1979 to 29 February 1980 the refugees received into this country from Hong Kong numbered about 3,900.The number of refugees remaining in Hong Kong on 11 March was about 46,200.It is not yet possible to say when the quota agreed at the Geneva conference will all have arrived.