§ Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons 60 alien and eight Commonwealth immigrants were refused entry to this country on medical grounds in 1964; and what action was taken in each case.
§ Mr. George Thomas
Of the 60 aliens refused entry on medical grounds during 1964, 35 were, in the view of the medical inspector, suffering from mental disorders and the remaining 25 were refused leave to land on other medical grounds.
Five Commonwealth citizens were refused entry during 1964 because they were suffering from mental disorders and 3 for other medical reasons.
The normal practice is to require the carrying company to return a passenger refused entry to the port of his embarkation abroad.
It is not possible to provide more detailed information about the cases without lengthy research.