HC Deb 12 February 1920 vol 125 cc229-30
63. Mr. HAYDAY

asked the Home Secretary if he will state the number of passports issued to travellers to and from the Channels Islands since the introduction of the present system up to the date of the Armistice and the number issued since, and the number of enemy aliens who arrived at and dopartea from Guernsey during the same periods?


I regret that the figures asked for by the hon. Member are not available.

64. Mr. HAYDAY

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the statute under which the passport system is being maintained in the Channel Islands; whether he is aware that the maintenance of the system is causing inconvenience and dissatisfaction in the islands; whether he is aware that a well-known resident had to pay 5s. for a passport before he could cross to this country to escort home his brother badly wounded in the war; and whether it is proposed to abolish the system without further delay.


Article 15 of the Aliens Order, 1919, made under the Aliens Restriction Act, 1914, requires that every person coming from outside the United Kingdom and landing here must have a passport. I have no information as to the second and third paragraphs of the Question. It is proposed to enact in a new Aliens Order, to be made at an early date under the Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act, 1919, that the Channel Islands shall not be deemed for the purposes of the requirements as to passports to be outside the United Kingdom.