HC Deb 03 March 1967 vol 742 cc167-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that days before Mr. George Raft was officially informed of the ban on his re-entering this country details were published in The Guardian newspaper; and why and how his Department gave this information to this newspaper before Mr. George Raft.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I am aware that on 23rd FebruaryThe Guardian reported that Mr. Raft would not be readmitted to this country. But I had not then taken my decision; and when I did so, the decision was communicated to Mr. Raft's solicitors before any newspaper was informed.