HC Deb 07 March 1957 vol 566 cc104-5W
Mr. Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that Ferdinand Smith, who has been refused a passport to leave Jamaica, is over 60 years of age, is in very poor health and has been told by his doctor that he must live in a cold climate if he is to survive; if he will state what security considerations there are in Jamaica involving this case; and whether he will reconsider this refusal of a passport.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Mr. Ferdinand Smith has made no application for travel facilities on grounds of health. A passport was refused by the Governor, with whom the decision rests, on the advice of his Executive Council, for security reasons.