HC Deb 31 July 1962 vol 664 cc57-8W
59. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if refugees from the Republic of South Africa who have committed offences under the Sabotage Act of that country will be included among the refugees who are offered political asylum in territories for which he is responsible.

Mr. Sandys

I assume the hon. Member is referring in particular to the High Commission Territories. In the event of the South African authorities applying for the return of any persons on the grounds that they have committed an offence under the General Law Amendment Act (referred to as the Sabotage Act) of that country, I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs in the debate on 26th February. Such persons would of course have to comply with the immigration laws of the territories.

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