HC Deb 13 March 1930 vol 236 cc1471-2
30. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the date or dates on which two Russian nationals recently left this country under a deportation order; and the dates on which they were recommended by the Courts for deportation?


The persons referred to were recommended for deportation on the 26th October and 2nd November last, and they left this country on the 8th and 11th January, respectively.

31. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Home Secretary if any of the supposed Russian aliens subsequently stated to be of un-established nationality entered this country during the last six years; and, if so, under what circumstances and on what dates?


I presume the hon. Member refers to the 11 persons mentioned in my reply to his question on the 6th instant. Of these persons only two entered this country within the last six years. These aliens landed without permission in September and October last, respectively.

32. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Home Secretary what procedure is ultimately adopted in the case of aliens whose nationality the Home Office has failed to establish?


As I indicated in my answer to the hon. Member for East Willesden (Mr. D. G. Somerville) on 28th November last, such aliens are, in proper cases, placed, on their release from prison, under restrictions intended to secure so far as possible that their offences shall not be repeated.


Are we to understand that these aliens without any established nationality remain indefinitely in that position, and that no special efforts are made to discover their nationality?


Certainly every effort is made, if it is in the interests of the country that their presence should be retained here.


Could not they be handed over to the League of Nations?


Is it not a fact that, owing to the changes of boundaries and the transference of territories after the great War, a considerable number of people are legally without any nationality at all?