HC Deb 12 July 1923 vol 166 c1556

asked the Home Secretary why Marks Greenberg, a Russian, who was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, with hard labour, for stealing clothes on 16th May at Old Street Police Court, and who had been previously recommended three times for deportation, was not deported?


Before an alien can be deported it is necessary to establish the country to which he belongs, as I cannot send an alien compulsorily to any country of which he is not recognised as a national. In the case of Marks Greenberg it has so far proved impracticable, in spite of repeated efforts, to establish his nationality. Fresh efforts are being made during the man's present sentence.