§ Mr. McGovern
asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of Spanish subjects admitted to this country since 1st July, 1936; and whether the family of ex-General Queipo de Leano have been admitted or have applied for admission recently?1765W
§ Mr. Lloyd
For the purpose of alien passenger statistics Spanish and Portuguese nationals are grouped together and consequently no separate figures for Spanish nationals can be given. The total number of Spanish and Portuguese nationals who have been admitted to this country for the period 1st July, 1936, to 31st March, 1937, is 5,721. As regards the second part of the question, no information has been received in the Home Office of the recent arrival of any member of the family mentioned nor has any communication been received.
Particulars of Spanish and Portuguese passengers (excluding transmigrants) who landed in the United Kingdom during the period 1st July, 1936–31st March, 1937. Resident returning 393 In transit 405 On holiday, tourists, etc. 2,775 On business 1,500 Diplomats and persons on foreign Government missions 305 Seamen 8 Seamen under contract to join ship in British waters 39 Ministry of Labour permit (males) 66 Ministry of Labour permit (females) 50 Other aliens (males) 74 Other aliens (females) 66 Other aliens (children under 16) 40 Total 5,721