HC Deb 22 February 1973 vol 851 c174W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the reason for the visit made to the city of Leicester by the Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science; to what extent during this visit he discussed with the city authorities problems connected with immigration; and whether she will arrange a similar visit to be made to the London Borough of Newham.

Mrs. Thatcher

My noble Friend, together with my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, went to Leicester at the invitation of the local authority. They discussed educational and other issues resulting from the arrival in the city of Ugandan Asians, visited schools and other institutions and met some of the people concerned. My noble Friend will he glad to consider similar invitations from other local authorities.