HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c261W
134. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Yugoslav subjects are now resident in this country who came here during the war; how many who came here since the war; how many have refused to go back; and how many of all these categories have become British subjects or have applied for citizenship.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

It is estimated that over 8,000 of the 8,743 aliens who, as at 30th June, 1952, were registered with the police as of Yugoslav nationality came to the United Kingdom since 1947 as European volunteer workers from displaced persons camps in Europe. Two hundred and sixty-three Yugoslays have been granted certificates of naturalisation since 1945. I regret that the other information requested is not available.

135. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what extra restrictions will be imposed upon Yugoslav subjects resident in this country since they had to escape from Yugoslavia after the German invasion in the last war and joined us in the war effort, because of security measures being undertaken in connection with the forthcoming visit to this country of Marshal Tito.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Certain security measures will, of course, be taken as a precaution, but it does not follow that these measures will necessarily involve the placing of special restrictions on Yugo-slays or other aliens either as a class or individually. The security authorities will no doubt bring to my notice any case where they think special precautions are necessary.