HC Deb 05 June 1985 vol 80 c155W
Mr. Dicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Tamils have been allowed to enter the United Kingdom since 1 January; and how many have since been deported.

Mr. Waddington

The relevant statistics are not routinely maintained by ethnic origin. In the quarter ended 31 March 1985, 5,093 persons holding Sri Lankan passports were admitted to the United Kingdom. No Sri Lankan has been deported between 1 January and 31 May 1985, but 15 Tamils refused entry on arrival were removed between 20 May and 4 June.

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