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Thursday, 11 May 1972
Page: 1562

Senator MULVIHILL (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Leader of the Government in the Senate whether the Prime Minister's Department has evaluated a recent House of Commons decision to reject an amendment aimed at strengthening the status of Commonwelth citizens entering Britain as against the status which will be enjoyed by those from the Common Market countries when Britain enters the Common Market establishment?

Senator Sir KENNETH ANDERSON - The relevant House of Commons procedures are being examined as a result of questions put to me by Senator Mulvihill and which have been directed to the Prime Minister's Department. I will be repeating what I said before, but I should point out that arrangements made by the British Government for the admission of people to the United Kingdom are matters within the domestic jurisdiction of that Government. That principle has to be understood. However an examination is being made in the light of the questions previously posed by the honourable senator.

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