§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give details of the five people arrested and released in connection with the recent terrorist raids; from which countries they originated; and why two Iraqis were deported whilst the other three arrested were allowed to remain in Great Britain.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that during 14th and 15th February three Iraqi nationals, one citizen of the Irish Republic and one other person thought to be Iraqi were interviewed by police officers at Paddington Police Station. The person thought to be Iraqi, who had been detained on arrival at Dover on 13th February, was subsequently refused leave to enter and left the country on the evening of 15th February. One of the Iraqi nationals chose to leave of his own accord at the same time. The remaining three persons are legally resident in this country and are not known to have committed any criminal offence.