§ 44. Major HUNT
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the statement at the Cinema Commission that there were 40,000 prostitutes of alien birth in the county of London; and whether he proposes to take any steps to have all of these women of enemy birth deported to their own countries?
§ Sir G. CAVE
My attention has been drawn to the statement, but I have no reason to think that it is accurate, or makes any approach to accuracy. Prostitutes of alien enemy birth, if they retained their enemy nationality, would certainly be deported, and I believe that all German women known to be prostitutes have been deported already. There is no power to deport women of enemy birth who may have become British subjects by marriage.