HC Deb 23 August 1916 vol 85 c2672
53. Mr. KING

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give any information concerning a man named Leifkin, who, being a Russian Jew resident in Southport, was summoned at Liverpool on the 17th to the Dale Street Police Court because he had inadvertently left Southport leaving his identity book behind; whether he is aware that, at the hearing of this case, the magistrate stated that the Russian Consul had asked that Leifkin should be deported to Russia; and whether he will undertake not to let Leifkin be deported until after 10th October?


The Home Secretary has no information in regard to this case. If any question of deportation comes before him, he will consider it carefully on its merits; but as this case, apparently, has no connection with the question of military service, no such undertaking as that for which my hon. Friend asks can be given.