§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many persons have been deported from the South Arabian Federation in the past five years; how many of these were exempted persons; and how many were citizens of the Yemen.
§ Mr. Sandys
The Federal authorities had no legal power to deport before 18th January 1963. Since that date 993 people have been deported from the Federation (including Aden State); 978 of these were citizens of the Yemen.
2. My inquiries as to the number of exempted persons among those deported are not yet complete. I shall write to my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as I have this information.