§ Mr. THURTLE
asked the Home Secretary the countries from which the aliens, numbering 316,615, who landed during the 66W nine months ending 30th September, 1926, came; how many of these aliens were given permission to remain permanently in this country; and how many of those given permission to remain permanently had signified their intention to follow a trade or occupation in this country?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The information asked for by the hon. Member is not at present available. Certain particulars (including nationality) of alien passengers landed in the United Kingdom are given each year in the annual statistics published in connection with the administration of the Aliens Restriction Acts. I will send the hon. Member a copy of the statistics for 1924; those for 1925 will be published in due course. I would mention, however, that of the 31G,615 alien passengers who came here during the first nine months of the present year only a very small proportion would have been admitted for permanent residence, and that 305,920 embarked during the same period, and I anticipate that by the end of the year the permanent addition will be very small.