HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 c399W
62. Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will grant political asylum to United States citizens who refuse service in the American forces.

Mr. Ennals:

A refusal to accept military service obligations is not, in general, a ground for political asylum and it seems to me unlikely that the considerations which govern the grant of asylum in the United Kingdom would arise in the kind of case mentioned by my hon. Friend.