HC Deb 21 March 1906 vol 154 cc370-1
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will lay upon the Table the Report of the Expert Committee concerning the administration of the Aliens Act, and the rules made in accordance therewith, showing in red ink or distinctive type the alterations he has made therein, and a statement of the reasons upon which he has acted.


The Report of the Committee in question was a confidential Report to the Secretary of State, and I regret that it would be contrary to principle to accede to the hon. Member's request that it should be laid upon the Table. For the rest, I need only refer to the Papers f which I presented yesterday in accordance with the promise which I made in this House on Wednesday last; and I may point out that, in addition to the Papers † then promised, I have presented the published Memorandum on the working of the Act, which contains the gist of the Committee's Report. As I have only revoked one existing Order and made one new Rule, both of which steps are well known to the House from my statement, there is no need for distinctive type. The reasons upon which I have acted were fully explained in last Wednesday's debate.