§ 25. Mr. BUTCHER
asked the Home Secretary whether he will take steps to amend the Defence of the Realm Act (Regulations) by providing that no naturalised alien of German or other alien enemy origin who still owes allegiance to the Sovereign of his country of origin shall reside in or enter upon a prohibited area unless provided with a permit from the registration officer of the district; and whether, following the precedent of the Aliens Restriction (Belgian Refugees) Order, 1914, he will take steps to amend the Aliens Restrictions Orders by providing that all aliens resident in this country, whether in prohibited areas or not, shall be registered, and that no alien shall reside in or enter on a prohibited area unless provided with a permit issued by the registration officer of the district?
§ Sir J. SIMON
Both these suggestions have been carefully considered, but for reasons difficult to state briefly in oral reply it has not been found possible to adopt them. I shall be glad to confer with my hon. and learned Friend privately on the matter if he will give me the opportunity.