§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can inform the House how many alien convicts and prisoners were on 1st January, 1903 undergoing sentences of criminal punishment in the Criminal Lunatic Asylum at Broadmoor, and in the convict prisons and local prisons of England and Wales.
*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
I am unable to give the figures in the form for which my hon. and gallant friend asks; but I am about to obtain a Return of aliens in prison on a given date in the near future, in order to lay it before the Royal Commission. The result of the inquiry shall be communicated to my hon. friend if he wishes.