§ Mr. Kaufman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been received in the last 12 months for exceptional leave to enter or remain from Ugandan citizens who are unable or unwilling to return due to the civil disorder in that country; how many of these applications have been turned down; and how many Ugandans who have expressed fear of returning have been deported or removed to Uganda or any other country.
§ Mr. Waddington
I regret that information in the form requested is not available.
In the 12 months to 23 November 1983, 154 Ugandans were given leave to enter or remain on an exceptional basis due to the civil disorder in their country.
In the 12 months to 30 September 1983, 55 Ugandans were refused leave to enter and removed and seven Ugandans were deported. Information about whether any of those removed or deported had applied for refugee status, asylum or exceptional treatment could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.