HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 cc2031-2
63. Mr. A. F. WHYTE

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the presence in London of an alien enemy, Joseph Szebenyi by name, who is alleged to be the author of certain articles in the "Morning Post" newspaper, purporting to describe parliamentary debates in the Budapest Parliament; whether he is aware that allegations have been made against the bona fides of these articles, which are calculated to mislead British readers; and whether he has ever or will now consider the advisability of interning Mr. Szebenyi?


I am aware of these allegations. Mr. Szebenyi made an application for exemption from internment in the summer of 1915, and was exempted on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee. I am making inquiries, and propose to review the decision in his case.