HC Deb 18 July 1974 vol 877 cc214-5W
29. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign citizens have been granted political asylum in the United Kingdom in 1974; and how many came from Chile and the Soviet Union, respectively.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

18 foreign applicants who have applied for political asylum in 1974 have been allowed to remain in the United Kingdom. Three were Soviet citizens. In addition, as our response to the appeal from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, we have in 1974 agreed to resettle 282 Chilean nationals.