HC Deb 07 July 1915 vol 73 cc367-8
63. Mr. PRATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland how many meetings of the Advisory Committee for Scotland dealing with the internment and repatriation of alien enemies have been held; and how many cases have been dealt with, and with what results?


Nine meetings of the Committee have been held. Five hundred and ten cases have been dealt with. Exemption has been refused in fifty-one cases for deportation and in forty-two cases for internment and granted in 299 cases for deportation and 118 cases for internment. It must be borne in mind in the case of Scotland that by the end of October last all the male enemy aliens from seventeen to forty-five years of age had already been interned with few exceptions, so that the Committee has had to deal chiefly with women, children and elderly men.