HC Deb 17 February 1908 vol 184 c431

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, does the expenditure of the current financial year, estimated at £11,400, cover the entire cost of administering the Aliens Act, including the services of the police; and if not, can he inform the House how much altogether the administration of this Act is costing the country.


The figures which the Secretary of State has already given to the House represent the most accurate statement which can be made of the cost of administering the Aliens Act. No payment on account of the Act is made to the police for their services, which are rendered as part of their ordinary duty, but out-of-pocket expenses necessarily incurred by them in arranging at the Secretary of State's request for the expulsion of aliens are reimbursed. These expenses are included in the sum of £11,400 already mentioned.