HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 cc415-6
7. Major NEWMAN

asked whether arrangements have been made for alien enemies interned at the Alexandra Palace and elsewhere to undertake the cultivation of land either in or adjacent to their internment camps?


It is hoped that the services of all interned alien enemies who are able-bodied will be made use of during the coming season on the land, or for other purposes of prime national importance; but my hon. and gallant Friend will understand that the principle of compulsion is not applied to interned civilians as it is to combatant prisoners.