70. Colonel GRIFFITHS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if there are employed in his Department Civil servants who are of enemy origin; if so, whether he will state the number and names of any coming under this category; and, in the event of there being such employés of enemy origin, if he will, for the period of the War, take necessary steps to replace them by men of undoubted British origin?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Pretyman)
Out of a staff of nearly 7,000, only two officials are of alien enemy birth, and they have both been naturalised. They are in subordinate positions and are working loyally and well, and I do not think it necessary to adopt the suggestion made in the last part of the hon. Member's question.