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Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens (Convicted Persons).

– in the House of Commons on 17th March 1926.

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Photo of Mr John Scurr Mr John Scurr , Stepney Mile End

70.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a number of aliens from America who are well known to the police authorities in this country as having been convicted in America for fraudulent practices, have recently landed in this country; and whether he proposes to take any steps to deal with them under the provisions of the Aliens Act?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

I presume the hon. Member's question relates to individuals whose activities have recently been the subject of comment in the Press. The matter is under consideration, but it would not be desirable for me to make any statement at the present stage.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Cannot some of the machinery that is used to keep out political refugees be used to keep out these fraudulent rogues?