HC Deb 12 March 1925 vol 181 cc1564-5W
Major GLYN

asked the Home Secretary whether there are any Russians prevented from proceeding to the United States by the operation of the quota law, who have been left stranded in England; if so, where are these people; how many of them are there; and by what means are they being housed and maintained, and at whose expense?


The number of Russian transmigrants who are detained in the United Kingdom owing to the operation of the American quota law is at the present time a little over 700, but it is expected that some 200 of these will be able to proceed to the United States during the next few months. A few have been allowed to reside with relatives or friends, and still remain subject to the provisions of the bonds entered into by the shipping companies with regard to the removal of trans-migrants from the United Kingdom. The remainder are all housed and maintained at the expense of the shipping companies concerned at the hostel at Eastleigh, near Southampton, which the companies established some time ago for the reception of transmigrants.