HC Deb 13 December 1926 vol 200 cc2567-8
72. Sir F. HALL

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the remarks made by the Recorder of London in sentencing, on a charge of theft and fraud, a Russian alien to imprisonment coupled with a recommendation for deportation; and whether, as this is the third recommendation made for the deportation of this person, he will state what action the Government proposes to take to enforce the deportation recommendations in the ease of such persons?


I presume that the alien referred to is Hyman Marlick Cohen. Repeated efforts have been made to get rid of this individual, but as he is not recognised as a citizen of any other country, it is impossible to give effect to the recommendation of the Court that he should be deported.


Is it not a fact that this man is not a British subject, but that it is agreed he is a Russian, and, therefore, had he not better be sent back to Russia?


This man has been here 22 years out of his total life of 30 years, and we cannot, by passing legislation in this House, enable a man to be accepted in any other country.

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

Cannot the Government, as a quid pro quo, prevent an undesirable British subject, who has recently gone to Russia, from coming back to this country?