§ 39. Sir JOHN BUTCHER
asked the Home Secretary what powers are, after Peace is declared, vested in him for repatriating or deporting German and other undesirable aliens and for prohibiting their admission to this country; and whether he has prepared a Bill for conferring on the Secretary of State, or on some other Government Department, adequate powers for these purposes, and will introduce such Bill at the earliest possible occasion?
§ Mr. SHORTT
Apart from the powers conferred by the Aliens Restriction Act, 1914, for use in time of war or imminent national danger or great emergency, powers of expelling or excluding undesirable aliens from this country are contained in the Aliens Act, 1905. I shall ask for full powers in the Bill which I recently said it is my intention to introduce at the first convenient opportunity.