§ 50. Sir J. LONSDALE
asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the information in the possession of the intelligence department of the Admiralty that there is an extensive conspiracy being carried out by German agents in this country to foment strikes among workmen in order to hamper the performance of war contracts, the Government intend to impose any further restrictions upon the large number of enemy aliens allowed to remain at large in the United Kingdom?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The possibility of such influences as those mentioned in the question being at work requires vigilant attention. Ample powers are, however, provided under the Defence of the Realm Act and other Regulations to deal with enemy aliens, and no further steps are in contemplation.
§ Mr. C. DUNCAN
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is the slightest conceivable evidence of any attempt being made in this direction in regard to the workpeople of this country?