HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 cc416-7W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether identity passes are to be provided for Vietnamese boat people returning to Vietnam.

Mr. Maude

All Vietnamese citizens carry identity cards containing a photograph and thumb print. We have no reason to believe that identity cards will not be issued to the returnees. This is one of the issues which will be raised in the course of the embassy's monitoring exercise.

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