HC Deb 07 March 1918 vol 103 c2114
42. Major HUNT

asked the Postmaster-General whether the post offices at Eaton Terrace, S.W., and at Clifton Road, near Edgware Road, are under the control of Germans or naturalised Germans; if so, whether it is the practice of the Post Office to allow people of enemy nationality to be in control of post offices; and whether it is proposed to continue this policy?


The two offices in question arc under the control of naturalised Germans, one having been naturalised in 1898 and the other in 1907. There has been no reason to doubt the loyalty of either. The rule is that alien enemies shall not be employed in the post office. Naturalised aliens are carefully watched, and where there is ground for suspicion, such persons are at once removed from office, but it is not considered necessary to dismiss them indiscriminately.