§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice was given by British officials at the United Kingdom post in Jamaica to Jamaican citizens booked to travel on flight ULE 966 chartered from Air UK Leisure to the United Kingdom when they sought advice on the suitability of their travel documents.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
As prior entry clearance for visitors from Jamaica is not mandatory, they are not obliged to contact the British high commission in Kingston. When Jamaican citizens seek advice on documents required for entry into the United Kingdom, the high commission does not necessarily know details of the flights on which they intend to travel. This was so in the case of the visitors booked to travel on flight ULE 966, and it is not therefore known how many may have sought advice.
All visitors seeking advice from the British high commission are given the information which I described on 11 January at column 43 in reply to an earlier question from the hon. Member.