HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c434W
Mr. Winnick

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to withdraw passports from British citizens under investigation in connection with the Maxwell pension funds.

Mr. Charles Wardle

Withdrawal of passport facilities would be considered in certain circumstances, for example, where a warrant for arrest has been issued in the United Kingdom or where a person was wanted by the police on suspicion of a serious crime.

The courts also have certain powers to require the surrender of a passport pending trial and in connection with certain civil actions.

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