HC Deb 11 July 1961 vol 644 c35W
91. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he is aware that the Birmingham Indian population which is already over 10,000 will be greatly increased because many who left India without valid travel passports are now to have their illegal travel documents regulated by the Indian High Commissioner in London, which will allow them to send for their families; what conversations he has had with the Indian Government on this matter; what action he proposes to take; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Braine

I would refer the hon. Member to the Written Answer I gave to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Kirk-dale (Mr. N. Pannell) on 7th July.

As the passports do not contravene United Kingdom law the question of action by Her Majesty's Government does not arise.

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