§ 31. Mr. S. ROBERTS
asked the Home Secretary if he will state the number of aliens granted permits to land in this country for the purpose of residence during February, 1923, and February, 1924, respectively?
I must ask the hon. Member to wait for the issue, in due course, of the complete Return of alien passengers for the current quarter. He will then be able to compare the figures with those for the corresponding months of the year 1923, already published.
§ 34. Sir KINGSLEY WOOD
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the observations of the Deputy-Chairman of the London Sessions in sentencing an alien named Weinart; and whether he is taking every possible step to enforce the provisions of the Aliens Act?
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, 2531 I do not read the learned magistrate's remarks as implying any reflection upon the administration of the Aliens Act, which will continue to be carried out on lines that I have already explained to the House.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Is the right hon. Gentleman taking every possible step to enforce the provisions of the Act?