HC Deb 23 January 1941 vol 368 cc332-3W
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 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.