§ 59. Mr. W. Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the United States Government intend to deport to the United Kingdom on 15th June Mr. Williams, of Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America, a citizen of the United Kingdom; and, as Mr. Williams is now 54 years of age, has lived in the United States of America since he was nine months old, and has no relations in Great Britain, if he will instruct the British Ambassador to the United States of America to refuse to issue a travel document to Mr. Williams.
§ 62. Mr. S. Silverman
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will now make a statement concerning the result of his promised representations in the case of Mr. Fred Williams, a citizen of the United Kingdom, whose deportation from the United States of America has been decided upon, and about whom he has been in correspondence with the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne.
§ Mr. Ormsby Gore
Representations were made on Mr. Williams' behalf on 29th February by our Embassy in Washington, but have unfortunately been rejected by the United 135W States Government. There was therefore no longer any reason to delay the issue of a travel document, nor is any useful purpose served by refusing to issue a travel document to a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies since he is entitled to enter the United Kingdom without such a document. The document does, however, simplify the procedure at the point of entry into the United Kingdom. It is understood that Mr. Williams is to be deported on or shortly after the 15th of June.