HC Deb 06 September 1887 vol 320 c1336
CAPTAIN COLOMB (Tower Hamlets, Bow, &c.)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether any inquiry will be made into the cases of nine persons, said to be foreigners, who, with others, have been recently sent back to the United Kingdom by the United States as destitute aliens, in order to ascertain their respective nationalities, and with a view to their being returned by the United Kingdom to their own countries respectively?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) () Liverpool, East Toxteth

Of the nine foreigners referred to by the hon. and gallant Member, eight were said to be of German nationality, and one was said to be of Swedish nationality. The Board of Trade have no machinery at their disposal for making the inquiry suggested, or funds at their disposal for dealing with such cases.