§ Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British passport holders arrived from Malawi during the last 12 months to the latest available date; what discussions he has had with Dr. Banda in respect of any policies or matter connected with these immigrants; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
As to the first part of the Question I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State gave to Questions by the hon. Member for Ealing, Acton (Sir G. Young) on 12th May,—2W [Vol. 911, c. 180.] We have kept in close touch with the Malawi authorities about immigration matters generally. My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs discussed the recent expulsion of a number of United Kingdom passport holders from Malawi with the Malawi High Commissioner on 18th May, drew his attention to the concern expressed in the House, and asked him to convey that concern to his government. The Government will continue to keep a close watch on the situation.