§ 66. Mr. R. McNEILL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the case of John Sieling, a registered German, and Bertha Sieling, his wife, who were remanded at Bow Street Police Court on 21st July on a charge of keeping a private hotel for immoral purposes; whether these enemy aliens were exempted from internment and repatriation, respectively, on the advice of the Advisory Committee; and, if so, will he say on what grounds such exemption was recomended?
The man was exempted from repatriation on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee. He is sixty-five years old, and has been in this country for forty-two years, has a British-born wife and five British-born children, two of whom are in the Army and have been serving abroad. The wife being British-born did not require to apply for exemption from repatriation.