§ Mr. FELL
asked if the Government have any means of knowing the nationality of passengers who travel first or second class or who arrive by first, second, or third class at any of the ports which are not included under the Aliens Act?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Returns are obtained of all alien passengers landed in the United Kingdom; but with regard to those arriving from places in Europe at the immigration ports it has not been found practicable, owing to the conditions of the traffic, especially at the cross-Channel ports, to get the individual nationalities of such passengers as are not actually liable to inspection. At the non-immigration ports (which, I presume, the hon. Member means by the phrase "ports which are not included under the Aliens Act") where the traffic is small, the individual nationalities of all alien passengers are obtained. The statistics are set out in great detail in the Annual Reports of H.M. Inspector under the Act.
§ Mr. TOUCHE
asked the Home Secretary whether he has made any inquiries since the date of the Houndsditch murders as to the regulations and arrangements as to registration and otherwise imposed upon aliens when visiting France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, the United States of America, and the various Central and South American States, or upon aliens desirous of taking up their residence in those countries; and, if not, whether he 879 will make such inquiries and lay the result before Parliament?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As to the second part, I am not convinced that any further official information is needed at the present time other than is already contained in the report of the Royal Commission.