§ MR. ARTHUR HENDERSON (Durham, Barnard Castle)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British subjects have been sentenced to deportation under the Aliens Act; whether any were actually deported; and what steps, if any, were taken by the police authorities to ascertain the prisoner's place of birth.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
The Aliens Act does not provide for the expulsion from the United Kingdom of British subjects and none have been expelled. In four cases evidence has been forthcoming, after expulsion was recommended by the Court, that the prisoner was a British subject, and in these cases I have, of course, refrained from making expulsion orders. The onus of establishing his British nationality rests with the I prisoner.