§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Home Secretary the number of aliens who have previously been engaged in various commercial undertakings in this country and against whom criminal process has been obtained, but who owing to their continued absence from this country are able to evade such proceedings; and what steps are being taken to bring them to trial?
§ Mr. SHORT
During the last two years criminal process has been obtained in the Metropolitan Police District or in the City of London against four such persons and all possible steps have been taken to bring them to justice. In one case the man was sentenced to a long term of imprisonment abroad; in another the offence was not within the Extradition Treaty: in another the prosecution did not wish to go further; and the whereabouts of the fourth and last man are not known.