HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 cc1097-8W

asked the Home Secretary how many aliens are now undergoing imprisonment in the various prisons in the United Kingdom, and if there is any record of the number of times they have been previously convicted?


The number of aliens undergoing imprisonment in English and Welsh prisons on the 23rd instant was 400; the number in Scottish prisons was 31; and the number in Irish prisons, 10. Of the 400 in English and Welsh prisons, 210 had been previously convicted, 49 once, and 161 twice or oftener, including 9 who were convicted more than 20 times. Of the 31 in Scottish prisons, 16 had been previously convicted, 8 once, and 8 twice or oftener. Of the 10 in Irish prisons, 5 had been previously convicted, 1 once, and 4 twice or oftener.