From 7th August, 1945, to 13th June, 1949, 1,397 alien stowaways arrived in the United Kingdom; and 1,514 British stowaways arrived in the United Kingdom in the three years, 1946, 1947 and 1948. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT tables showing the nationality of the alien stowaways and the territories from which the British stowaways came. I regret that figures for the pre-war period are not available.
I have legal power to deport alien stowaways, and that is generally done, except when they can prove that they are refugees from political persecution. I have no power to deport stowaways who are British subjects.
Following are the tables:
|7th August, 1945, to 13th June, 1949|
|Other European Nationals||14|
|Other non-European Nationals||42|
|Stateless or Nationality Doubtful||325|
|Total of Alien Stowaways||1,397|