HC Deb 21 March 1962 vol 656 c390

Mr. D. Foot (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the three stowaways who yesterday were taken off the Polish ship "Jaroslaw Dabrowski" have asked for political asylum in this country.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr. David Renton)

These three men have asked to remain in this country. Their applications are being considered.

Mr. Foot

If it appears that these men are political refugees, will the Home Office act in the best traditions of this country and grant them political asylum?

Mr. Renton

If it is found that that is what they are, and that they are the kind of people to whom we do grant political asylum, I certainly say that the answer to that question will be "Yes".

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