§ 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.