HC Deb 02 April 1917 vol 92 c909
83. Colonel GREENE

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of uninterned aliens, Allied, neutral, or enemy, between the ages of eighteen and forty-one, now residing in the United Kingdom; and whether he proposes to take any immediate action, with a view to making these men subject to military service either in this country or their own, so as to remove the feeling of injustice which has been aroused amongst our own people by the existing state of affairs?


I cannot give the hon. and gallant Member the number of aliens between the ages mentioned, but I would refer him as regards alien enemies to the reply which I gave to his question on the 14th March and to the statement I made in the Debate on the 14th February, and, as regards alien friends, to the statement by the Leader of the House on the 27th February. I would add that Allies and neutrals residing here cannot properly be classified with enemies as "uninterned aliens," and that military service in this country or their own is not a choice that can be offered to enemies or neutrals.

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