§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, having regard to the fact that nearly 5,000 aliens were arrested by the London Metropolitan Police in the twelve months ending 31st October, 1902, he is now in a position to give the figures for the period 1st January to 31st December, 1902; and, further, if he can state how many aliens have appeared in the calendar at the Central Criminal Court, the London Sessions, the Surrey Sessions, and on the charge, sheets at Metropolitan Police Courts, during the three months ending 31st January, 1903.
*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
No, Sir, I cannot give these figures. I beg leave to refer my hou. and gallant friend to the answers which I have already given to him on cognate points, and would ask him to believe that all trustworthy information on this matter in my possession will be given to the Royal Commission in the best form that I can devise. The hon. Member shall have a copy.