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Isle Of Man (Immigration Order)

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Home Secretary whether it is the intention, under the Emergency Powers (Defence) Leaving United Kingdom Order (S.R. & O., No. 1486, of 1943), that an immigration officer shall not refuse a permit to a civilian, provided the latter produces his National Registration identity cards; and why British subjects desiring to proceed to the Isle of Man can only do so from a place which is an approved port for the purpose of the Aliens Order?

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The object of the Order is not to prevent persons going to the Isle of Man but to keep a check on those who go there. For this purpose it is necessary to require that passengers shall travel by the regular routes where systematic provision is made for the control of passenger traffic. The ports approved for the purposes of the Aliens Order are those which are regularly used for passenger traffic.