§ 49. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Prime Minister what are the terms of the reference to Lord Justice Bankes' Committee in regard to the weeding-out of enemy aliens from the Government Departments; and whether they include a reference to combatant officers?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Bonar Law)
The Prime Minister has appointed the Committee with the following reference:Whereas His Majesty's Government have determined that no person shall be employed in any Government office during the present War who is not the child of natural-born subjects of this country or of an Allied country unless there is a definite national reason for such employment. Now I appoint the following:Combatant officers would not be included unless employed in a Government office.
610 to be a Committee to examine the case of any such person as to whom it may be alleged that there is a definite national reason for the continuance of his employment and to report to me thereon.
- Lord Justice Eldon Bankes, K.C.,
- Colonel Sir James Craig, Bart., M.P.,
- Albion Richardson, Esq., M.P.,
§ Mr. SWIFT MacNEILL
Does the Judge-Advocate-General, the Attorney-General for the Army, come under it?