§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why Mr. Kwai Wam Tsim, a 21-year-old Chinese man, was allowed to enter Great Britain; when this man entered Great Britain; why he was arrested at Cardiff; why he appeared at Bow Street magistrates' court on 4 January; and whether he will make a statement giving reasons why this man was originally allowed to enter Great Britain.
§ Mr. Raison
I understand that Mr. Tsim, who is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies, originally came here early in 1972 to join his parents under the immigration rules then relating to dependants. A citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies admitted in those circumstances acquires the right of abode in the United Kingdom on the completion of five years' residence, by virtue of section 2(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1971. A warrant of arrest was issued by the chief Metropolitan stipendiary magistrate on 24 October 1979 in accordance with the provsions of 816W section 8 of the Extradition Act 1870. This was at the request of the authorities in the Netherlands, who had indicated that they would be seeking the extradition of Mr. Tsim as a person accused of murder. He was arrested on this warrant on 2 January and he appeared at Bow Street magistrates' court on 4 January in accordance with the requirements of the 1870 Act