Colonel A. Evans
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the Board's superintendent at Cardiff Docks has informed Mr. Harry O'Connell, a negro seaman, who has been a resident of Cardiff for more than 30 years, that he may no longer serve on board any ship, whether British or foreign, and what is the reason for this order?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Yes, Sir. This man was refused leave to proceed from the 333W United Kingdom to a destination outside it by the immigration officer acting in pursuance of the powers conferred on him by Article 2 of the Passenger Traffic Order, 1939. I have made inquiries about this case and am satisfied that it would not be in the national interest to allow this man to work on British or foreign ships.