HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 cc1006-7
34. Major NEWMAN

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can inform the House as to the regulations under which interned alien enemies are granted leave of absence from their place of internment; what is the average length of such leave of absence; how often is it accorded; and is it given solely for the purpose of allowing the interned person to attend to private and urgent matters of business?


Interned alien enemies are granted leave of absence, under escort, to attend to urgent matters of business. Leave in such cases is limited to the period between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. In very exceptional cases, and with the concurrence of the local police, a man may be released for one or more days on parole. He is then required to report himself to the police.


I take it that the interned person does not have an escort.


No, Sir.