HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 cc159-60W
81. Mr. Peter Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the circumstances in which a United States citizen, Mr. J. B. Jordan, was sentenced to imprisonment and a fine in Bermuda.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Mr. Jordan was sentenced to imprisonment for one month and to pay a fine of £50 for failing to comply with the directions given to him by the Bermuda Currency and Exchange Control Board to furnish information regarding his sterling account in a local bank as required under Regulation 20 of the local Defence (Finance) Regulations. The Supreme Court upheld this conviction on appeal but varied the sentence by making the imprisonment alternative, instead of additional, to payment of the fine. Mr. Jordan was also ordered to pay the costs of the appeal. He has petitioned the Privy Council for leave to appeal, and pending the result of the petition, has been granted a respite of execution of the sentence.