HC Deb 05 August 1907 vol 179 cc1518-9
MR. THORNTON (Clapham)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what number of aliens have been deported from this country since the present Aliens Act came into operation.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) Quarterly returns containing the number of expulsion orders made under the Aliens Act are laid before Parliament, and a statement dealing with the matter for the whole year 1906 has been presented to Parliament. These papers show that 287 expulsion orders were made against aliens in the year 1906, and 93 in the first quarter of the present year. The return for the second quarter of this year is on the point of presentation and shows 71 orders for the three months ending 30th June. I may add that in ߤ See (4) Debates, clxxv., 1068. the month of July 25 orders have been made, bringing the total, since the commencement of the Act, up to 476.