HC Deb 23 March 1910 vol 15 cc1047-8

asked whether it is the intention to fulfil the pledge given to a Jewish deputation at the by-election at Manchester in 1908 by the present Secretary of State for the Home Department-, in which he said that he was authorised to say on behalf of the Government that receiving houses for immigrants must be provided wherever necessary, even if it required legislation; that the Government did not object to allowing right of appeal from decisions of Immigration Board to King's Bench; and that better provision should be made for the interpretation of evidence?


These questions have been for some weeks past receiving my attention. In several of the ports there are already satisfactory places for the reception of the immigrants, but I am making enquiry with regard to the others, and especially London. The question of appeals would require legislation, and no legislation is at present possible. I believe the provision for interpretation is now good—at any rate, the Home Office, who invited complaints two years ago, have received none. But this, too, is a subject of inquiry.

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