HC Deb 25 October 1954 vol 531 cc240-1W
137. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that 10 per cent. of the Jamaicans leaving for England have criminal records; and that, as there are restrictions on the emigration of Britons to Jamaica, he will take powers to restrict by selection or otherwise the immigration of Jamaicans with criminal records to this country, or to send them back if convicted here.

Major Lloyd George

I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies that he has no information to support the suggestion in the first part of the Question.

As regards the second part, many difficult issues are involved and I regret that I am unable to make any statement at present.

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