§ 12. Mr. NAYLOR
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that J. McDonald Robertson, late Army Service Corps, after three years' War service and retirement from the Army on a 30 per cent. pension, and after six weeks' training in motor driving under the Ministry of Labour, has been refused a driver's licence by the authorities at New Scotland Yard; is he aware that the reason given for that refusal was that Robertson was a man of colour, although a British subject, and resident in this country for 20 years; and will he reconsider this decision?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
The Commissioner had already submitted this question to me, and after consultation with him I have decided that Robertson shall be given a licence, subject, of course, to the usual tests as to character, knowledge, and technical skill.