HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2077-8

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the possibility in future Home Office Returns of distinguishing between those visitors from overseas who enter this country for the purpose of spending their holidays here and those who come for other purposes?


I think that my previous reply has perhaps been misunderstood. The returns already contain

NUMBER of BOYS and GIRLS sent by Order of Court who were in Home Office Schools and Borstal Institutions on 31st December in each year.
Year. Borstal Institutions. Reformatories. Industrial Schools. Day Industrial Schools.
Boys. Girls. Boys. Girls. Boys. Girls. Boys. Girls.
1913 853 90 3,542 519 9,972 3,059 1,120 666
1919 681 194 4,117 429 9,670 2,310 518 226
1925 1,106 63 1,876 124 3,667 1,091 201 110
1929 1,345 116 1,846 166 3,144 798 125 69

separate headings for "Business visitors" and for "Visitors on holiday, tourists, etc." I am advised that it would not be practicable to sub-divide the latter heading, but I think the right hon. Gentleman may accept the figures given under that heading as fairly representing, for practical purposes, the number of aliens coining to this country on holiday.