HC Deb 19 December 1956 vol 562 cc172-3W
92. Mr. Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why he has instructed the administrations of Her Majesty's Colonial Territories to refuse to issue passports to British subjects resident therein whose political views earn the disapproval of Her Majesty's Government; how many persons in Jamaica, who have applied for passports in Jamaica, have been refused them on the instructions of the Jamaican Colonial Secretary in the last two years, and for what reasons; and why a passport has been refused to Miss Alyss Kong, Kingston, who wishes to travel to London to undertake a course of commercial training.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No such instructions have been issued. Particulars of passport applications refused by the Governor of Jamaica in the last two years are not available in this country, but I am asking the Governor for details and will write to the hon. Member. The Governor has reported that a passport was refused to Miss Kong for security reasons, and that this action has the support of his Executive Council.

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