HC Deb 12 March 1970 vol 797 cc1553-4
31. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he will take to prevent persons from South Africa accompanying the Springboks cricket team with the declared intention of acting as personal body-guards.

Mr. Callaghan

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 26th February to a Question by the hon. Member for Roxburgh, Selkirkand Peebles (Mr. David Steel).—[Vol. 796,c. 393.]

Mr. Hooley

Would my right hon. Friend make it clear to the South African authorities and all concerned that if any of these neo-Nazi clubs come here for this purpose and misbehave themselves, they will be deported forthwith?

Mr. Callaghan

Even more helpfully, the M.C.C. said, when referring to this matter, that it should be understood that the arrangements for the tour were entirely in the hands of the Cricket Council and, on a wider front, those legally responsible for maintaining law and order in this country.