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Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will update his reply of 7 April, Official Report, column 130, regarding release of Tamil detainees, given to the hon. Member for Coventry, South-East.

On 11 May, 23 of the 64 Sri Lankans who sought entry on arrival on 13 February were still detained in the following places:

Foston Hall10
Latchmere House8
Since my reply of 7 April, temporary admission was authorised for a further eight on the following dates:

  • Five on 16 April 1987.
  • Three on 24 April 1987.

One was granted bail on 7 May 1987.