§ 20. Mr. BOTTOMLEY
asked the Home Secretary whether, in accordance with the declared policy of His Majesty's Government to deport all Germans whose certificates of naturalisation have been revoked, it is intended to deport Caroline Hanemann; and, if not, what are the special circumstances which, in the opinion of the Government, entitled her to exemption under this rule?
§ Mr. SHORTT
As I informed the hon. Member the other day, I do not propose to make a deportation order in the case of Caroline Hanemann. As I explained to the House when this question was raked on the Adjournment on the 6th May last, I am satisfied that this woman is able to give trained assistance of a character essential to the health of an invalid; she has been resident in this country for twenty-nine years, and is entirely inoffensive. Had she been of German nationality in 1916, these circumstances would have entitled her to exemption from repatriation.
§ Mr. BOTTOMLEY
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me why, having regard to the splendid qualifications of this lady, she was denaturalised?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I have already told my hon. Friend that I never ask the Advisory Committee for their reasons, but I do know there was no question of disaffection, disloyalty, or any danger to this country involved.