§ Sir Anthony Royle
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British passport holders of Asian descent are resident in Rhodesia; how many British passport holders born in the United Kingdom are resident in Rhodesia; and what contingency plans have been arranged for the reception of both groups in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Ennals
We have no information on how many of the estimated 10,000 people of Asian descent in Rhodesia hold British passports. An estimated 80,000 British subjects, citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies, who hold or are entitled to British passports, are resident in Rhodesia. If any such contingency were to arise, the arrangements for the admission to or reception in this country of Rhodesian residents would be primarily a matter for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department.