§ Captain Crowder
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of deportation orders made by courts in the United Kingdom in respect of each year from 1939 to 1944 inclusive; how many have been carried out; and what steps he is now taking to see that these orders are enforced.
§ Mr. Ede
A court has no power to make a deportation order, but may recommend that it should be made by the Secretary of State. The following table shows, for the years mentioned, the number of aliens so recommended for deportation and the number of them against whom deportation orders were made
Year. No. of Recommendations made by Courts. No. of Orders made pursuant to Recommendation. 1939 377 122 1940 192 53 1941 51 13 1942 32 7 1943 28 6 1944 45 27 1939–1944 685 228
Of these orders, 102 have so far been enforced. Outstanding orders are being reviewed as and when it becomes practicable to obtain facilities for the removal of the aliens concerned.