HC Deb 29 October 1906 vol 163 cc678-9
MR. W. F. D. SMITH (Strand, Westminster)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will grant a Return stating how many aliens have been convicted in Metropolitan police courts, and for what offences, since the passing of the Aliens Act; how many have been recommended for deportation; and in how many cases such recommendation has been carried out.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) I can give full details as to the cases of aliens recommended for expulsion. They will be found set out in the table below. As regards the cases of aliens convicted in Metropolitan police courts I regret that the information is not available. It could only be obtained by prolonged inquiry and could not in any case be relied on as complete, even if confined to cases for which expulsion could be recommended.

Expulsion Orders.
Total Recommendations. Offences. Actions taken on Recommendations.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Concerned in keeping brothel. Living on proceeds of prostitution. Soliciting, importuning, &c. Concerned in keeping gaming houses. Wandering abroad, begging, &c. Larceny, &c. Assault or drunk and disorderly. Miscellaneous. Orders made. Orders refused. Aliens in prison awaiting order.
Metropolitan Police Courts 174 55 17 15 5 32 25 10 15 126 4 43*
City of London Courts 9 3 4 2 8 1
* Does not include one case where the alien appealed against his conviction, was released on bail for the purpose of the appeal, and absconded.