HC Deb 13 March 1941 vol 369 cc1410-1
26. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that John Joannides, a seaman, on the arrival of his ship, steamship "Armathia," at Liverpool last December, was admitted to the Royal Southern Hospital, and, on his discharge from hospital on 6th February, was granted permission to stay in Liverpool for a month's convalescence by the immigration officer, but on his discharge from hospital was arrested on 10th February and is lodged in Waltham Prison; and what is the reason for imprisoning the seaman?

Mr. H. Morrison

This alien seaman's leave to land was withdrawn by the immigration officer on the ground that he had been engaging in activities prejudicial to the Allied war effort. I have considered this case, and, in accordance with the policy which I announced in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend on 30th January last, I propose to deport this man to his native country as soon as transport is available.

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