96. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the Under-Secretary for War if he will say if the public are still refused access to the Island of Herm; if it is proposed to allow an alien enemy to occupy this place; and if he will consider if it would be for the public interest to utilise the island either for the purpose of interning alien enemies or for furthering the proposals of the hon. Member for the Tottenham Division by building cottages for the Belgians who are still homeless and suffering?
§ Mr. McKENNA
My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. All alien enemies have been removed from the island, which is now in the occupation of the military authorities. The public are only admitted by special permission of the military authorities I am advised that the island would not be suitable for either of the purposes suggested in the question.