HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 c381W
Major HUNT

asked the Home Secretary if he can state the number of Russians, including Russian Jews, who have been allowed to come into this country since the 1st January this year; and if he can state the number of other aliens of friendly nationalities, not including those in navies or armies, who have come into this country since the same date?


Excluding Russian officers and soldiers passing through this country between France and Russia, 249 Russian passengers have been admitted since 1st January last. A considerable proportion of these wereen route to other countries, and in all cases the alien officers were satisfied that there were good reasons for their admission. None of them were emigrants coming to settle here, and it is believed that (with the exception of one woman, who was afterwards sent back to Russia), none were Jews. For the reasons explained to the hon. and gallant Member on previous occasions, I regret that the figures asked for in the second part of the question cannot be made available.