§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will release Mr. Karamjit Singh Chahal from Bedford prison; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
Mr. Chahal was detained following the decision to deport him in August 1990 for reasons of national security and for other reasons of a political nature, namely the fight against international terrorism. I am reviewing Mr. Chahal's application for asylum in accordance with the recent judgment of the High Court on his application for judicial review of my decision. In the meantime I am satisfied that Mr. Chahal should remain in detention.