§ Mr. Faulds
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason an identity card was removed by United Kingdom immigration authorities when Navaratnasingham Vathanan was ordered back to Sri Lanka, having applied for entry to the United Kingdom as a political refugee.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand that Mr. Vathanan's identity card was taken in order to obtain a travel document for him from the Sri Lanka High Commission. I regret the fact that it was lost. Pages had been removed from the passport on which he had arrived.