HC Deb 12 June 1906 vol 158 c818

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, when an immigrant alien produces £5 as evidence of means, any steps are taken to find out if such immigrant is the bona fide possessor of that sum, and that it has not been supplied to him merely for the purpose of his obtaining admission to this country.


Yes, sir. The Immigration officers pay careful attention to this point, and if they have any reason to doubt that the money is the immigrant's bona fide property they do not accept it as proof of means.