HC Deb 23 January 1957 vol 563 c190
21. Mr. Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what special security factors exist in Jamaica which have formed the basis for the policy of refusing to issue passports to British subjects there on political grounds; and whether the Governor has now been asked to end this policy.

Mr. Profumo

A very small number of people in Jamaica have been refused passports on security grounds. This is a matter for the Governor to decide, and he is guided by the advice of his Executive Council. There is no reason for my right hon. Friend to intervene.

Mr. Allaun

Would the Minister ask the Governor to look at the case which I can submit to him of a lady who was refused a passport and whose only known political activity was to have assisted on one occasion a Labour candidate in a Parliamentary election?

Mr. Profumo

Yes, Sir. I will gladly draw that to the attention of the Governor.