HC Deb 28 July 1915 vol 73 cc2251-2
12. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the military authorities, in dealing with British naturalised subjects within prohibited areas, allow such subjects to meet any charges alleged against them or whether the military authorities act arbitrarily?


I would refer my hon. Friend to Regulation 14 of the Defence of the Realm Regulations, which states clearly the powers which it has been necessary to confer on the military authorities in this matter for the purpose of safeguarding the national interests in the existing serious circumstances arising from the War.


What I really want to know is whether a British naturalised subject, in this case of over ten years' standing, is intended to be dealt with arbitrarily by the military authorities without any opportunity of presenting his case?


Yes, Sir, the answer is in the affirmative—he is.

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