§ 33. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of confusion in Jamaica as to whether the United Kingdom High Commissioner's Office has authority to issue fully valid entry permits for Jamaicans coming to Great Britain; whether immigration officers at British ports accept such permits without questioning them; and whether he will make a statement to clarify the position.
§ Mr. Brooke
No. I know of only one case concerning a Jamaican in which any difficulty arose, and this occurred over four months ago. An apology was made on my behalf to the person concerned. The purpose of the entry certificate scheme is of course to reduce questioning at the port of arrival to the minimum, and immigration officers are aware of this.