HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c84W
77. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in what territories British subjects applying for passports to come to the United Kingdom are required, in certain circumstances, to produce a bond of guarantee or to deposit a sum of money against the possibility of repatriation; and what are the circumstances.

Mr. Profumo:

The information available to me is not necessarily complete but so far as I am aware the system operates in the following territories:

  • Gambia.
  • Sierra Leone.
  • Federation of Nigeria.
  • Kenya.
  • Tanganyika.
  • Cyprus.
  • Aden.
  • Somaliland.
  • Singapore.
  • Mauritius.

It is open to any Governor to adopt the system if he considers it necessary to safeguard public funds.

Forward to