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Correspondence and papers concerning the immigration and resettlement of UK passport-holding Asians expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin, and the electoral implications of immigration policy more widely, Aug 1972-Jul 1973

CCO 20/66/20

Correspondents include:-

  1. Bellairs, Charles, Conservative Research Department
  2. Butcher, MJC, Uganda Resettlement Board
  3. Carr, Robert, Home Secretary
  4. Deedes, William (Bill), Conservative MP for Ashford
  5. Douglas, James, Director, Conservative Research Department
  6. Fraser, Sir Michael, Deputy Party Chairman
  7. Hanson, Denis, Conservative councillor, Burnley, Lancashire
  8. Hudson, ML, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  9. Hurd, Douglas, Political Secretary to PM Edward Heath
  10. Joynes, Col. CPA, Conservative Research Department
  11. Loudon, James, Personal Assistant to Party Chairman Lord Carrington
  12. Madel, David, Conservative MP for South Bedfordshire
  13. Martin, Major Jack, Chairman, West Bromwich East Conservative Association
  14. Mitchell, David, Organisation Department, Conservative Central Office
  15. Patten, Chris, Private Secretary to Party Chairman Lord Carrington
  16. Pym, Francis, Chief Whip
  17. Webster, Sir Richard, Director of Organisation, Conservative Central Office
  18. Wilkinson, John, Conservative MP for Bradford West

Subjects include:-

  1. Ugandan Asians and problems associated with resettlement camps in the UK, Nov 1972
  2. Potential Asian immigration from Kenya and Tanzania, Nov 1972
  3. Difficulties faced by the Uganda Resettlement Board, Nov 1972
  4. Anti-immigration vote at the Rochdale by-election, Nov 1972
  5. Operation of new immigration rules from Jan 1973
  6. Impact of immigration on the West Bromwich by-election, 24/05/1973
  7. The Pakistan Bill and voting position of Pakistani nationals resident in the UK, July 1973
  8. Voluntary repatriation of Commonwealth immigrants, Aug 1973


  1. Transcript of speech by PM Edward Heath at the opening session of the World Assembly of Youth 8th Assembly, Owen's Park, Manchester, 21/08/1972
  2. Copy of reply from PM Edward Heath to a Conservative MP concerning Ugandan Asian immigration, adapted for use as a template, Aug 1972
  3. Conservative Research Department brief, 'British Asians in Uganda and Elsewhere', 24/08/1972 [Author: JATD/JW]
  4. Conservative Central Office press release concerning speech by Sir Peter Rawlinson, Attorney-General on the citizenship of the Ugandan Asians, Epsom, 30/08/1972
  5. Transcript of BBC 1 broadcast by Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas Home concerning the plight of Ugandan Asians, 31/08/1972
  6. Speaking notes for Ministers, 'The Ugandan Asians', prepared by the Office of the Lord President of the Council, 31/08/1972
  7. Copy of Party publication, Talking Point (No. 787), 'British Asians Expelled from Uganda', 04/09/1972
  8. Statement by Home Secretary Robert Carr, 'United Kingdom Passport Holders in Uganda', 08/09/1972
  9. Template reply to letters received about Ugandan Asian immigration, drafted by the Conservative Research Department and the Foreign Office and approved by Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Sep 1972
  10. Conservative Research Department brief, 'Immigration', 09/08/1972 [Author: CPAJ/JW]
  11. Note on the British Campaign to Stop Immigration, by David Mitchell, Conservative Central Office, 29/01/1973 [Jim Merrick, National Chairman of the BCSI was a former Branch chairman and Bradford City Councillor who resigned the Whip in 1968]
  12. Conservative Central Office press release, 'Immigration – the EEC – Commonwealth Citizens – The Facts', 17/11/1972
  13. Newspapers cutting from the (Bradford) Telegraph and Argus concerning the Pakistan Bill, 02/07/1973
  14. Home Office press release concerning guidance for police on illegal immigrants, 23/07/1973


  • Creation: Aug 1972-Jul 1973


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  • English

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CCO 20/66/20

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