HC Deb 16 June 1890 vol 345 c1004

I had intended to ask the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the rejection by America of certain indigent emigrants recently conveyed to New York by the Cunard Steamship Company, and to that line being required by the United States' Authorities to bring them back to Liverpool; and if he can state the nationality of these persons who are unfit for America, and, in the event of their being foreigners, if their repatriation can be effected, having regard to there being less space in the United Kingdom than in America for superfluous foreign workers? At the request of the right hon. Gentleman, I will postpone the question.