HC Deb 08 November 1906 vol 164 cc741-2

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been called to the frequent cases in which foreign Governments refuse permission to land to undesirable aliens who are refused permission to land in England and are returned to the ports whence they sailed, also to the cases of aliens who are sentenced to deportation by our Courts; and whether he will consider the advisability of some international arrangement under which each country should be obliged to provide asylum for its own native subjects when for any reason they are expelled from a foreign country.


I am aware of certain cases of the nature described. The matter is regarded by His Majesty's Government as one of importance, and is engaging the consideration of my right hon. friend the Home Secretary and of myself.