§ 22. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of aliens of Russian nationality who have been recommended for deportation to Russia; and how many have been deported to Russia since June, 1929?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Clynes)
Since June, 1929, 61 persons described as Russians have been recommended for deportation. In four cases I decided, in view of all the circumstances, not to order deportation, nine are still serving their sentences, one is dead, one has been deported to the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, two have been deported to Poland to which country they belong, one has been extradited, and six have left the United Kingdom after orders requiring them to leave had been made against them. In the remaining 37 cases, investigation failed to establish Soviet Russian or any alien nationality.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Is it not rather an extraordinary thing that out of all this very large number of orders made by judges and magistrates only one person has been taken back to his spiritual home?
§ Mr. CLYNES
The circumstances may be extraordinary, but what the question asked for was statistics, and I have given them.
§ Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say of what nationality these people are, and how they got into this country at all if they had no nationality?