§ 143. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long the Reverend John Paul Jones, of Brooklyn, United States of America, who wished to attend the Sheffield peace congress, was detained by his officers for questioning; and what was the nature of the interrogation.
§ Mr. Ede
It was made clear to the organisers of the Congress that delegates would not be admitted before 11th November, unless the travel facilities available did not allow them to arrive on this date, and that foreigners would not be admitted in advance in order to organise the Congress. The Reverend John Paul Jones arrived at London Airport on 10th November and was interviewed by the 199W Immigration Officer at 10.30 a.m., and questioned for some 15 minutes in order to establish his status. After reference to the Home Office he was given leave to land at 11.45 a.m.
§ 145. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure he incurred in dealing with applications to enter the United Kingdom by foreign delegates wishing to attend the peace congress at Sheffield.