§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state on what grounds 205 expulsion orders under the Aliens Act, 1905, recommended by the Courts during the last six years for convicted aliens, have been refused by the Government?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The Government have not refused to make expulsion orders in 205 cases recommended by the Courts. The reasons for not making orders in certain cases are indicated year by year in the published statements, and cannot be stated within the compass of an answer to a question in this House; but I may say that the number 205, which the Noble Lord assumes to represent refusals, includes cases in which the prisoner died, a large number of cases in which the prisoner is still in prison, and will be expelled at the end of his sentence; and others, again, in which the prisoner was shown to be not an alien, as at first supposed, but a British subject.