HC Deb 03 May 1916 vol 82 c27
41. Captain DOUGLAS HALL

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is still necessary to prohibit all French and American tourists entering the Isle of Wight; and if, as the summer season is now coming on, and taking into consideration that the Isle of Wight is almost entirely dependent on its tourist traffic, and has suffered severely owing to the War, he can see his way to relax for the summer the conditions at present in force in respect of friendly aliens?


I regret that I do not feel justified in relaxing, at the present time, the restrictions which, after consultation with the military authorities, it has been found necessary to place upon the entry of aliens into the Isle of Wight.