HC Deb 03 July 1916 vol 83 c1204
27. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has received a copy of resolutions passed at a meeting of 5,000 people held in Glasgow on 13th June, expressing dissatisfaction with the action or inaction of Lord Dewar's Committee who dealt with enemy aliens resident in Scotland, and calling upon him to adopt more drastic measures with these; and what action, if any, he proposes to take on account of these resolutions?


I have seen reports of the meeting. I am not aware that any facts were stated which reflect upon the careful work of Lord Dewar's Committee. I can assure my hon. Friend that there is no lack of vigilance on the part of the authorities concerned.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many days Lord Dewar's Committee sat dealing with cases in Scotland?


I could not say from memory, and I do not know that I was ever aware of the number of days they sat.

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