HC Deb 05 May 1937 vol 323 c1137
3. Mr. Day

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the names of the countries that have introduced legislation or have regulations that give them power to repatriate at public expense distressed aliens within a specified period of their entry; and any particulars of the number of British subjects who have been so repatriated to Great Britain during the last 12 months.

Mr. Eden

Repatriation of a distressed foreigner is usually regarded as the function of the State of which he is a national, and I presume that what the hon. Member has in mind is legislation in regard to deportation. His Majesty's Government have not a complete record of foreign legislation on this matter. With regard to the second part of the question, I regret that the information is not available.

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