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WITHHELD DURING JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH, 1907.
travelling with their husbands and children under 21 years of age.
the grounds on which the appeal was made or on which the Immigration Board came to its decision. † Eight of these aliens came from Extra-European Ports.
TOTAL for three months ended 31st March.
TOTAL for twelve
months ended 31st March, 1906.
ALIENS ACT, 1905.
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Immigrant Section 8 (2) of the Act provides that the expression "immigrant ship
means "a ship which brings to the United Kingdom more than 20 alien
For the purposes of the Act, all alien passengers, except first class or "cabin " 66 passengers, are steerage passengers." Ships bringing to be landed not more than 20 alien steerage passengers are immigrant described as "non-immigrant ships."
By an Order, dated December 19th, 1905, 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.'
Under section 1 (4) the Secretary of State has power, in certain circumstances and subject to such conditions as he thinks fit to impose, to exempt immigrant ships from the provisions of that section. The Secretary of State 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.
This expression means alien passengers (other than first-class or cabin 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 United Kingdom."
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.