HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1212-3
40. Mr. T. WILSON

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to the case of a man and his wife named Leppail who are acting as hairdressers at the Grand Hotel, Folkestone; if he is aware that these persons claimed to be of French nationality but, when before the local tribunal, the man admitted that they were both Germans; and whether, seeing that a large number of British officers and their wives have been staying at this hotel ever since the outbreak of war, he will, in the interests of this country, cause these two Germans to be removed from this hotel?


I am informed that the hairdresser at the hotel named is a man named Zoller, who is a naturalised British subject of German origin. I am not aware that he has ever concealed his origin. He attested under the group system, and has recently been granted conditional exemption by the local tribunal. If the hon. Member has any facts which would enable me to identify and investigate the case of the man named Leppail, I shall be glad to receive them.

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