HC Deb 26 July 1916 vol 84 c1682
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.