§ Mr. F. ROBERTS
asked the Home Secretary the number of deportation orders, with a classification of the general grounds for deportation, covering the period from 1st January, 1920; and in how many cases the men ordered to be deported have been given an opportunity of stating their case against deportation?
§ Mr. SHORTT
Two hundred and twenty-two Deportation Orders have been made since the 1st January, 1920. In 213 cases the alien had been convicted of offences by a Court, and in the remaining nine cases two desired to be sent away, two had come to this country without permission, one had obtained a visa by fraud, and four were known undesirables. In any of the 137 cases in which deportation2110W was recommended by a Court the alien had an opportunity of laying any material facts before the Court. Further, in every case there is time between the date when an alien is notified that his deportation is under consideration and the actual date of deportation to enable representations to be made to me on the alien's behalf, and such representations are, in fact, frequently made, and are all carefully considered.