HC Deb 18 April 1983 vol 41 cc9-10W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will allow the Starosta family political asylum; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

Both the immigration appeals adjudicator and the tribunal which heard the appeal by Mr. Starosta and his family against the decision to refuse asylum agreed that the refusal of asylum or recognition as refugees was correct. Taking account of what was said by and before the tribunal, however, I decided on 11 April that the family should be allowed to remain exceptionally outside the published rules for 12 months in the first instance.