HC Deb 07 May 1952 vol 500 cc35-6W
87. Sir R. Acland

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what the general principles are upon which Governors of Colonies can decide to exclude from their territories British citizens born in neighbouring British Colonial Territories.

Mr. Lyttelton

In most Colonies there is legislation providing that British subjects, as well as aliens, may be refused admission on certain specified grounds. In addition, there is usually a residuary power under which the Governor-in-Executive Council may refuse admission to any person who is considered to be an undesirable visitor. Decisions are taken in the light of local conditions and on the merits of each case.