§ 53. Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give an assurance that United States nationals who come to Great Britain to evade being conscripted for Vietnam will not be investigated by officials of his Department and the police on behalf of the United States authorities.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
It is a normal practice for the police of one friendly country to make inquiries on behalf of the police of another country about suspected offences against the law of that country. A person who fails to comply with a notice calling him up for service in the United States forces commits a criminal offence under United States law, and in accordance with long-standing arrangements inquiries are occasionally made of such persons by the police on behalf of the United States authorities. But they are strictly confined to asking what their intentions are with regard to complying with the call-up notice; no question of enforcement arises.