HC Deb 15 March 1926 vol 193 cc42-3

asked the Home Secretary what steps are taken to ascertain the personal character of any alien seeking to enter this country; and whether he will consider the necessity of giving instructions that such inquiries shall be of an exhaustive nature?


In view of the very large number of aliens who seek admission, it is, of course, impracticable to investigate the personal history and past record of each individual: but every effort is made to exclude undesirable aliens, and I am satisfied that these efforts are, on the whole, successful.

86. Sir R. GOWER

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the presence in this country of two aliens, named Factor and Muchnic, respectively; whether he is aware that these aliens are of an undesirable character; whether he will state what inquiries were made to ascertain their character, reputation and history prior to their being allowed to enter this country; what the result of such inquiries was and what steps he proposes to take to prevent their remaining in this country?


Unless Factor is an alien—as to which I have no evidence—no question of his exclusion from this country arises. Muchnic was extradited last July, and steps were taken to prevent his re-admission. So far as I am aware, he has not returned; but if my hon. Friend has any evidence to the contrary, he will perhaps be good enough to communicate it to me.

£ £
Northern Ireland contribution (provisional) 2,600,000 Grant-in-Aid of Northern Ireland revenues (Special Constabulary) 1,200,000
Estimated payment under the Unemployment Insurance (Northern Ireland Agreement) Bill 680,000
Statutory gift of land purchase annuities 670,838
Statutory gift of buildings 148,000
Total £2,698,838