HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c56W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the case of Maurice Meyer and his sister, who were refused admission into England by the immigration officer at Newhaven on 20th June; and whether he intends to compensate the parents of these children for the expense they have been put to by the action of the said officer?


I have inquired into this case, and am satisfied that the Immigration officer in refusing leave to land acted both in accordance with the law and with the intention of serving the best interests of the children. They failed to satisfy him as required by the Act that they had sufficient means and were unable to furnish him with sufficient addresses or other information as to their friends or relations in this country. There is no ground for any claim to compensation.