§ MR. STUART SAMUEL (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade if he can give the figures for 1904 of the total emigration of aliens, not being transmigrants, but who have resided in this country; and can state whether the figure of 75,000 immigrants appearing in the Board of Trade Return represents the increase to the alien population in that year, or whether any deduction should be made from it in respect of such emigration.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BONAR LAW, Glasgow, Black-friars)
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the negative. The figure of 75,000 represents the number of aliens recorded as arriving in the United Kingdom from European countries in 1904, after deducting seamen and known transmigrants. The number does not purport to represent the increase in the alien population in the year, since it takes no account of aliens arriving from non-European countries, or of aliens (other than known transmigrants) departing from the United Kingdom, or of deaths among the alien population during the year.