HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc368-9
75. Mr. Walkden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why an active prewar pro-Fascist, of whom he has been informed, who was detained as an enemy alien in the Isle of Man for four years and had his passport marked for deportation, has had this order cancelled and since been allowed to move to and fro between Great Britain and various European countries.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)

I know of no authority for the suggestion that it was proposed to deport this man, and I know of no reason to prevent him from travelling.

Mr. Walkden

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there were actual marks on this man's passport at the time he was released from the Isle of Man, and that he went to considerable trouble to have them erased? If it was a new passport, then I am sorry, but the information of the right hon. Gentleman is not up to date.

Mr. Ede

I rather think that my information is more recent than that of the hon. Member, from the description he has given of it.