Ugandan Asians

Ugandan Asians

Document reference: FCO 44/693

Thirty years ago 25,000 Asians, who were expelled in 1972 from Uganda by Idi Amin, were resettled in Britain. But ministers were initially worried at the effect on race relations and whether the UK would be inundated with other East African refugees.

The files show that the government looked at whether some of the Ugandan Asians could be settled elsewhere. It was suggested that the Falkland Islands might take in some of the refugees.