§ 15. Mr. Thomas Reid
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stowaways have arrived in the United Kingdom since the end of the war; from what countries they have come; how many were British subjects; and how the figures compare with prewar average figures.
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Ede)
From 7th August, 1945, to 13th June, 1949, 1,397 alien stowaways arrived in the United Kingdom; and 1,514 British stowaways arrived in the United Kingdom in the three years, 1946, 1947 and 1948. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT tables showing the nationality of the alien stowaways and the territories from which the British stowaways came. I regret that figures for the pre-war period are not available.
§ Following are the tables:
|7th August, 1945, to 13th June, 1949|
|Other European Nationals||14|
|Other non-European Nationals||42|
|Stateless or Nationality Doubtful||325|
|Total of Alien Stowaways||1,397|
|1st January, 1946, to 31st December, 1948|
|Aden and Yemen||30|
|Total of British Stowaways||1,514|