§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked how many persons were last year returned to Great Britain by the Canadian Government as undesirables, because they had become insane in the Dominion?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)
According to the information received by the Board of Trade, the number of British subjects returned to the United Kingdom by the Canadian authorities during the year 1910, 1846 on the ground that they were mentally deficient was 105, and the number of aliens similarly returned was twenty-six. From the information in my possession, I cannot say how far these persons became mentally deficient after or before arriving in the Dominion. I understand from my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, that of the twenty-six aliens twenty-five have been removed from the United Kingdom under the provisions of the Aliens Act.
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Has the information he has given to the House been supplied to the right hon. Gentleman by the Canadian Government, or has he opportunities in his own Department for ascertaining?
§ Mr. BUXTON
I have obtained the information; it does not mention the source, but I take it that it is on record.