§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Home Secretary what is the number of aliens now in this country awaiting deportation; how many have been refused entry to the United States or other country and have not been repatriated; at whose expense are they being maintained; and where and how are they accommodated?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The number of aliens who have been recommended by a court for deportation and are at present in prison is 31. Of this number 29 are still serving a sentence and in the case of the remaining two who received short sentences the necessary steps are being taken with a view to their deportation as soon as practicable. Since the 1st January the number of cases in which it has not been possible to proceed with deportation on account of uncertainty of national status is nine. In all these cases the aliens have been released from custody—generally subject to special requirements as to reporting to the police—and have made their own arrangements for maintenance and accommodation.