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ALIENS ACT, 1905.
A Return of Alien Passengers brought to the
United Kingdom from Ports in Europe or within the Mediterranean Sea during the three months ending March 31, 1907; together with the number of Expulsion Orders made during that period requiring Aliens to leave the United Kingdom.
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Immigrant Section 8 (2) of the Act provides that the expression “immigrant ship” ship. means "a ship which brings to the United Kingdom more than 20 alien
steerage passengers who are to be landed in the United Kingdom, whether at the same or different ports, or such number of those passengers as may be for the time being fixed by order of the Secretary of State, either generally or as regards any special ships or ports”; and in this return "immigrant ship means a ship which brings to be landed in the United Kingdom more than 20 alien steerage passengers.
For the purposes of the Act, all alien passengers, except first class or
“cabin ” passengers, are steerage passengers. Nonimmigrant described as “non-immigrant ships.”
Ships bringing to be landed not more than 20 alien steerage passengers are ships. Cabin
By an Order, dated December 19th, 1907, and made under section 8 (3) of passengers.
the Act, the Secretary of State declared “all such passengers as are entitled to use the cabins, state rooms, or saloons where the accommodation is superior to that provided in any other part of the ship devoted to the carrying of passengers,
to be cabin passengers for the purposes of the Act." Exempted Under section 1 (4) the Secretary of State has power, in certain circum
stances and subject to such conditions as he thinks fit to impose, to exempt
imigrant ships from the provisions of that section. The Secretary of State passengers.
has in a number of instances granted such exemptions conditioned so as to relieve the second-class passengers from inspection, on the owners of the ships giving security by bond that they will not land, from amongst those passengers,
undesirable immigrants. Trans
This expression means alien passengers (other than first-class or cabin migrants. passengers) who have in their possession on arrival prepaid through tickets,
and in respect of whom security has been given under section 8 (1) (b) of the Act, that they will proceed to places outside the United Kingdom. Alien passengers who come within this category are not regarded as immigrants
under the Act. Proceeding Under this heading are placed those alien passengers who come within the to a desti- provisions of section 8 (1) (a) of the Act, to the effect that “any passenger nation out- who shows to the satisfaction of the immigration officer or board concerned
with the case that he desires to land in the United Kingdom only for the Kingdom. purpose of proceeding within a reasonable time to some destination out of the
N.B.—The figures in the following Tables are subject to correction at the
end of the year.
As regards the figures in Table I., it may be taken that the transmigrants (in column 5), with a few exceptions, and the aliens included in column 11, have left the United Kingdom. It is probable that the greater number of the aliens included in columns 7, 8 and 9 have also left or will leave the country. Column 10 includes those alien passengers who stated that they were returning to their homes in the United Kingdom. With respect to the remainder no information is available as to their intentions or movements.
Table I.—Particulars of ALIEN PASSENGERS LANDED in the UNITED KINGDOM during JANUARY,
FEBRUARY and MARCH, 1907, from Ports in EUROPE and the MEDITERRANEAN SEA.
M. = Males ; F.= Females ; C. = Children under 12 years of age.
2 3,099 301 Harwich 3,259 1,011 848 1,318
32 11,115 267 Leith
481 49 Liverpool ..
733 Newhaven 2,636 312 1,174
219 2.661 123
38,146 7,680 5,707 20,382 4,377 tal for three months pded 31st March : Immigration Ports 82,991 21,121 15,608 36,447 9,815 Non-immigration 560 49
* Including 2 aliens who returned with an alien refused leave to land.
Included in columns 12–15. 744 and 6 G 18 Wt 4304 5/07 D & S 4 28414