§ Mr. Osborne
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that there are many British citizens who have come to live in this country who are living wholly or partly on the earnings of prostitution; and whether he will investigate the problem and take powers to deport men who are found guilty of such offences.
§ Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe
I am aware that a number of British subjects from overseas have recently been convicted of this offence, and I shall watch the matter carefully. I must point out, however, that my hon. Friend's proposal would involve a radical and far-reaching departure from the tradition that any British subject has a right to enter this country and remain here freely.