HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 cc412-3
MR. BOTTOMLEY (Hackney, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by whose authority, and upon what representations, the necessary funds were recently provided out of the Secret Service Fund to send Shuttle, one of the witnesses at the trial of Hugh Watt, to Canada; and whether there is any objection to stating the amount which he received and the conditions, if any, upon which he was sent away.


The hon. Member is mistaken in referring to a payment from the Secret Service Fund. In answer to a question on the 28th, I stated that the money came from the Special Service Fund. That is a fund which forms part of the Civil List Fund which is under the control of the First Lord of the Treasury. A sum of £16 6s. 8d. was granted for Shuttle's benefit. The greater part of this sum was applied for Shuttle's outfit, passage and railway fare. The remainder (£3) was given him after reaching his destination. No conditions were imposed upon him.


Does the right hon. Gentleman think it a friendly act to dump these undesirable aliens on Canada?

[No Answer was returned.]