HC Deb 03 November 1954 vol 532 c52W
94. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will inquire from the Governor of Jamaica what machinery exists to ascertain the percentage of Jamaican immigrants to Great Britain who have police or criminal records; and if he can give figures.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

My hon. Friend possibly has in mind a remark recently attributed to the Governor of Jamaica that 10 per cent. of Jamaicans who come to this country have criminal records. I understand from the Governor that what he really said was to the effect that nine out of 10 are doing good work, but that there are a few, some with a bad record, who do not do credit to the Colony. There is no machinery which would enable me to give reliable figures.