HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 cc301-2W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he will be taking with regard to the revision of ward boundaries in the city of Manchester, and if he will indicate the likely effective date of the revision.

Mr. Whitelaw

I have directed the Local Government Boundary Commission refugees from other parts of the world. The interest of a human rights group in a case will be taken into account, but it will not, of itself, constitute a sufficient indication that the United Kingdom is the natural country of resettlement.

Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table showing the number of refugees from Latin America who have been allowed into the United Kingdom in the past three years and the number refused entry, detailing their countries of origin.

Mr. Raison

The table below contains the available information. I regret that the information in respect of countries of origin is not available.

for England to conduct a further review of the electoral arrangements for Manchester. As soon as I have received and considered its report, I shall make an order implementing the Commission's proposals, with or without modifications. I am unable to say at this stage when the new arrangements will come into effect.