§ 36. Mr. COWAN
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the arrival in this country of German spies accompanying and passing themselves off a Belgian refugees; whether any such Germans are known to have obtained admission to Belgian refugee homes; and whether instructions have been issued to the police to take precautions in view of such a possibility, especially in the case of refugee homes situated in the immediate vicinity of military camps?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
The Government are fully alive to the possibility indicated in the first sentence of the question, and have from the first taken steps through the police and otherwise to guard against it. It would militate against the success of those steps to state details in public.