§ (1) Sub-section (1) of Section one of the principal Act shall be amended by the addition at the end thereof of the following paragraphs:557
§ (l)for determining what nationality is to be ascribed to aliens in doubtful circumstances, and for disregarding, in the case of any person against whom a deportation or expulsion order has been made, any subsequent change of nationality; and
§ (m)for prolonging, for a period not exceeding six months after the termination of any war in which His Majesty is engaged, the internment of any persons who durthe war have been interned as alien enemies.
§ (2) His Majesty may also by Order in Conned under the principal Act make Regulations requiring information to be given as to the property, liabilities, and interests of the subjects of any State which has been at war with His Majesty at any time during the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, and for preventing (without notice or authority) the transfer of or other dealings with the property of such subjects.
§ Lords Amendment: in Sub-section (1), leave out paragraph (m).—Agreed to.
Lords Amendment: After Sub-section (1), insert
(2) For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of ally Treaty of Peace concluded or to be concluded between His Majesty and any Power with which His Majesty was at war in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen.
§ Lords Amendment read a second time.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House cloth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.—[Mr. Shortt.]
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Shortt)
I do not think it requires much explanation. The House of Lords have put these words in to ensure that any inquisition into the financial position shall be only for the purpose of carrying out any treaty sintered into between nations.
§ Lords Amendment agreed to.
§ Lords Amendments: In Sub-section (2), leave out the word "also" ["His Majesty may also by Order in Council"] —Agreed to.
§ In Sub-section (2), leave out the words "the subjects of any State which has been at war with His Majesty at any time during the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, and insert instead thereof the words "former enemy aliens."—Agreed to.
§ In Sub-section (2), leave out the word "subjects" ["property of such subjects"], and insert instead thereof the word "aliens."—Agreed to.