§ Sir J. Mellor
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give an estimate of the number of aliens now in the United Kingdom, classified according to nationality and military or civilian status; and if he will indicate in each category the proportion expected to leave the United Kingdom before the end of 1945 and 1946, respectively.
§ Mr. Ede
According to the latest figures available, the numbers of civilian aliens registered with the Police in the United Kingdom are as follows:
Nationality. Number. Austrian 16,086 Belgian 17,101 Bulgarian 82 Chinese 13,616 Czechoslovak 11,683 Danish 5,407 Danziger 204 Dutch 19,396 Estonian 948 Finnish 664 French 14,683 German 38,712 Greek 4,295 Hungarian 2,971 Italian 17,693 Japanese 457 Latvian 636 Lithuanian 1,280 Luxemburger 232 Norwegian 14,205 Polish 22,704 Portuguese 798 Roumanian 2,609 Russian 41,716 Spanish 4,251 Swedish 3,679 Swiss 8,941 Turkish 1,064 United States 13,129 Yugo-Slav 1,113 Stateless 2,515 Others 4,248
Of this total of 287,118, some 148,000 have long been established in residence in the United Kingdom. 139,000 including 41,000 Allied merchant seamen, are here on a temporary basis, but without examination of each individual file I cannot say 106W how many are expected to leave the country by any particular date.
Aliens who are serving members of British or Allied forces, persons entitled to diplomatic privilege, British Protected Persons, and children under sixteen years of age are not required to register with the Police and the Home Office keeps no statistics of them.