HC Deb 25 May 1903 vol 122 c1621
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to prevent the anti-Semitic disturbances in Russia increasing the number of Russian and Polish immigrants into the East End of London; and can he state what increase, if any, in the number of immigrants by the German line plying between Hamburg and London has taken place since March last.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) I think my honourable and gallant friend must be aware that the Board of Trade possesses no such power as his Question suggests. There has been no increase since March in the number of Russians and Poles arriving in London from Hamburg, whether in German or other vessels. The total figures are:—March 368; April, 172; May (up to the 18th), 104. These figures include persons in transit.

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