§ SIR W. EVANS-GORDON (Tower Hamlets, Stepney)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the event of persons known to be anarchists arriving as immigrants in this country, the plea that they are political refugees is accepted as entitling them to admission.
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE,) Leeds, W.
The Aliens Act makes no provision for the exclusion of anarchists, as such. Further, the question of political refugeeism does not arise unless the immigrant has no means or prospect of means of decently supporting himself. When it does arise, it can only be settled according to the facts of the particular case, and does not admit of a general answer.
§ MR. PAUL (Northampton)
Does not the chief danger to society arise from persons who are not known to be anarchists?
§ [No Answer was returned.]