HC Deb 06 December 1950 vol 482 cc58-9W
69. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proof of financial means has to be furnished to the satisfaction of the immigration authorities in the Seychelles before a person is admitted as an immigrant.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Persons intending to carry on a trade or business are required to show that they have at their free disposal such sum up to Rs.10,000 (£750) as may be prescribed. For those proposing to engage in manufacture the figure is Rs.15,000 (£1,125). Members of prescribed professions are required to possess either sufficient capital or assured income to enable them to give effect to their intentions. In all these cases a banker's reference is accepted as proof of possession of the prescribed means. Those wishing to reside in the Colony without following any trade or profession are required to furnish either a banker's reference or other evidence of an assured income.