§ 26. Mr. HACKING
asked the Home Secretary the number of aliens of Russian nationality who have been recommended for deportation, and the number actually deported, during the past 12 months?
§ Mr. CLYNES
During the 12 months ended 31st May, 1930, 31 persons described as Russians were recommended for deportation. Of them four have left the country after deportation orders had been made against them, and one has been extradited. In three cases 561 I decided, in view of all the circumstances, not to order deportation, four are still serving their sentences, one is dead, in 13 cases investigations failed to establish Soviet Russian or any alien nationality, and in the remaining five cases the question of the aliens' nationality is under investigation by the authorities of the countries concerned.
§ Mr. HACKING
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the difference between the number recommended for deportation and the number actually deported is greater than it was 12 months ago?
§ Mr. CLYNES
Yes, I recognise that there is that difference, but I think the circumstances which I have enumerated in my reply explain it.
§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
In how many cases in which orders for deportation to Soviet Russia have been made have they not been carried out because Russia refuses to accept the people?
§ Mr. THURTLE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether these Russians are classified into White Russians and Red Russians?