HC Deb 28 March 1938 vol 333 cc1641-2W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Home Secretary how many persons with Austrian passports have been turned back at ports of entry during the last 10 days; and, since no alteration has been made in the ordinary regulations governing the landing of foreigners, is it intended to take special precautions to prevent the entry of undesirable persons who would desire to take advantage of the present special circumstances?

Sir S. Hoare

I can supply figures for the period from 13th to 20th March inclusive. During that period 422 persons holding Austrian passports applied for leave to land and in 61 of these cases leave was refused. The policy which was explained in the statement which I made on Tuesday does not involve any relaxation of the existing precautions against the admission of aliens who are personally undesirable.