HC Deb 05 March 1912 vol 35 cc335-6W

asked the Home Secretary what is the total number of expulsion orders under the Aliens Act which has been refused by the Government after being recommended by the Courts in the last six years; how many of these have been refued on the grounds that the aliens in question were in prison; and on what grounds the remaining aliens in question were not expelled as recommended?


Out of 2,378 cases in which expulsion was recommended by the courts in the last six years, there were up to the end of the year 1911, 116 cases in which the Secretary of State had decided not to make Expulsion Orders. No Expulsion Orders have been refused on the ground that the aliens in question were in prison. The grounds on which the decisions not to make Expulsion Orders have been based are indicated annually in the published statements on the subject. They may be summarised as follows:—Cases in which it was not within the power of the Secretary of State to make Orders, 50; cases in which the Secretary of State in the exercise of the discretion vested in him by the Act decided that the alien ought not to be, or need not be, required to leave and ever afterwards remain out of the United Kingdom, 66. These cases depended on such considerations as the following:—Youth, first offence, trivial offence, lack of friends in, or connection with, any other country, long residence in the United Kingdom and British-born family, physical incapacity to travel, removal by friends, etc.