§ Mr. Iain Macleod
Six Sudanese, including five ex-Members of the Sudanese Parliament, entered Uganda on 23rd December seeking political asylum. The Sudan Government in a Note to Her Majesty's Government has asked for their return. These persons have been issued with permits under the Control of Alien Refugees Ordinance pending a decision about their future. As to this, I am in consultation with my right hon. and noble Friend the Foreign Secretary, and the Governor.
§ Mr. Macleod
The permits to which I referred laid down that there shall be no repatriation unless one is assured that they will be neither tried nor punished for a political offence, nor subjected to physical attack.