HC Deb 25 June 1936 vol 313 cc1942-3
34. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary the number of recommendations he has received for the deportation of aliens during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; the number that have been repatriated; and the number of aliens whom their Governments refused to accept?


I will, with the permission of the hon. Member, circulate the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


With regard to the last part of the question as to the number of aliens whom their governments refused to accept, are those aliens allowed to remain in this country, or are they deported to another country?


I hope that the supplementary question of the hon. Gentleman does not imply that he does not give his consent to my circulating the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT. If he does, I hardly think a supplementary question arises.

Following is the answer:

For the 12 months ended 31st May last, 211 aliens were recommended for deportation, but in 22 cases it was decided on merits to make no order for deportation, and there were two aliens who died. Of the remaining 187 aliens, 137 were deported or left the country. In 21 cases it proved impossible to establish the alien's nationality or to obtain for him recognition as a national from the Government of his country of origin, and deportation could not therefore be proceeded with. Of the remaining cases, some are now under consideration and investigation, while in others the aliens are still serving sentences.