HC Deb 28 October 1953 vol 518 cc374-5W
94. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the increasing number of Nigerians who are being smuggled to Fernando Po; if he can give an estimate of their numbers; and what action he is taking to prevent this happening.

Mr. Lyttelton

I am sorry if I misled the hon. Member on this point in my reply to his supplementary question on 8th July. Later information has shown that the numbers have dwindled to negligible proportions during the last two years. Only two illegal entrants were repatriated and prosecuted during the quarter ending 30th September last.