HC Deb 03 March 1958 vol 583 c105W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases since 1945 he has been unable to enforce a deportation order owing to the refusal of any other Government to recognise the prospective deportee as its national; and what steps he has in mind to overcome the resulting anomalies, which have the effect of bringing the law and its administration into disrepect.

Mr. R. A. Butler

During the period 1945 to 1957 inclusive, 115 deportation orders were not enforced because there was no country which was willing to accept the alien. The grant or refusal of recognition for nationality purposes is a matter entirely within the jurisdiction of the country concerned.