HC Deb 29 November 1916 vol 88 c346

asked the Home Secretary whether an American dentist trading in the West End under an English name is really named Gloeckler; whether he is an unnaturalised German; whether he is still of military age; and why he has not been interned?


The facts are substantially as stated. Inquiry was made as to his change of name soon after the prohibition against changes of name by alien enemies came into force, and it was found that he had been using the name of Bell ever since he came to this country thirteen years ago, and did not, therefore, come under the prohibition. He was exempted from internment in August, 1915, on finding sureties, as there was no ground for thinking him in any way a danger to the realm, but I am making inquiry whether this exemption should be continued.