HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 cc1352-3W
Colonel DAY

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that coloured British subjects born in Barbados have been obliged to register at ports in Great Britain as aliens, he will take such action as will result in special identity cards being issued to such coloured seamen at British ports on production of a birth certificate or other satisfactory proof of birth?


I am not aware that any general action on my part is called for in this connection, but the hon. Member has called my attention to one case of the registration as an alien of a person claiming birth in Barbados; and after investigation the registration has been cancelled, and I have given instructions that the birth certificate produced by the individual in question may be endorsed accordingly.

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