§ MR. T. L. CORBETT (Down, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the influx of conventual and monastic institutions from France; whether there is any official record of their numbers; and whether the Government propose to take any steps to secure their inspection.
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS, Kent, St. Augustine's)
I am aware that a considerable influx of these institutions has taken place, but there is no official record of their numbers. They are, of course, subject to the ordinary law of the land; and I am not aware that any special inspection is required.
§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman on what ground he bases his statement that there is no ground for special inspection?
§ *MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
I said that I am not aware that any special inspection is required. I would remind the hon. Gentleman that if these institutions require to be inspected they will be inspected under the ordinary law of the land.
§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
Has the attention of the right hon. Gentleman been called to the influx of Scotch candidates into Welsh constituencies?
§ [No Answer was returned.]