§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Common wealth Affairs why a denial was issued by his Department of the existence or 576W accuracy of the report quoted to the House by the right hon. Member for Down, South (Mr. Powell) on 24th May.
§ Mr. Luard
Early in May my right hon. Friend's Department was questioned about a newspaper story concerning a report suggesting that the number of entry vouchers issued annually to the United Kingdom citizens of East African origin should be reduced. The newspaper report stated that this suggestion was contained in a secret Foreign Office memorandum. The Department correctly denied the existence of any such memorandum. The report referred to by the right hon. Member for Down, South (Mr. Powell) on 24th May is of a wholly different kind and contains no proposal of the sort described. The existence of such a report has not been denied.