HC Deb 24 November 1938 vol 341 cc1925-6
31. Mr. Petherick

asked the Home Secretary whether he will introduce legislation to promote deportation in the case of all aliens who are convicted of criminal offences?

Mr. Lloyd

Legislation is unnecessary, as the powers of deportation contained in the Aliens Order are adequate.

32. Mr. Petherick

asked the Home Secretary in how many cases of the 205 aliens recommended by the courts for deportation in 1936 and of the 167 in 1937 the deportations were, in fact, carried out?

Mr. Lloyd

As the answer includes a number of figures, I will, with my hon.

Mr. Adams

If the Home Office are about to abolish the "cat," how can they logically retain the rope?