HC Deb 14 January 1971 vol 809 c87W
6. Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Minister of State for Defence what instructions have been given to commanders of Royal Naval craft as to the course to be followed in the event of requests for asylum from seamen or passengers who have come aboard from foreign vessels.

Mr. Kirk

Commanding officers of H.M. ships are normally required to seek the advice of the appropriate British authorities in such cases.

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