65. Sir H. DALZIEL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that a considerable proportion of the moneylenders in the United Kingdom are either aliens or naturalised aliens, he can give the exact figures as to those registered under the Moneylenders Act; how many are subjects of enemy countries; and how many have been interned or have left the country since the beginning of the War?
The registration of moneylenders falls within the province of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, by whom I am informed that moneylenders are not required to furnish information as to their nationality on registration. I regret also that there are no particulars available as to the number who are interned or have left the country.