H O M E O F F I C E
271 High Holborn
London W. C. 1
20th May, 1953
I am directed by the Secretary of State to say that consideration has been given your
representations but the Secretary of State regrets he is unable to allow you to prolong
your stay in the United Kingdom. Arrangements have been made by friend for a passage on
the S.S. "Stratheden" leaving Tilbury on May 21st, to enable you to continue
your journey to India.
I am to add that the Secretary of State has signed a Deportation Order to enforce your
departure if you fail to leave voluntarily.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
(Signed) E. Walsh
So] Gareth Davis
S T A T E M E N T
May 22, 1953 I have been placed in custody by the Police ostensibly for
not obeying a Deportation Order signed by the Secretary of State to leave May 21st, 1953.
This Deportation Order is an obvious attempt of the British Authorities to restrict and
oppress the activities of a man only asking his rights as a free individual.
Being stateless, I cannot be deported unless another country agrees to receive me. It
would be an insult to my intelligence and an imposition by the British Authorities to ask
any country to receive a man they claim as a deportee who, in fact, is only standing by
his conviction of freedom and equality.
(Signed) Garry Davis
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