HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc210-1
63. Sir J. BUTCHER

asked the Home Secretary how many interned and un-interned Germans, respectively, were deported against their will since 15th April, 1919, and how many interned and uninterned Germans, respectively, were granted exemption from repatriation since that date?


Since 15th April, 1919, about 1,400 Germans (including some British-born wives and children) have left this country. Of these, ninety men had been interned. It is difficult to give figures as to the state of mind in which these persons departed, but it may be taken, I think, that by far the greater part of them would have wished to remain in this country. Since the date named ninety-two exemptions from repatriation, have been granted to interned men on the advice of Mr. Justice Younger's Com- mittee; and the exemptions already granted in 1915 and onwards to uninterned men and women have remained in force— save for a few cases of revocation—no fresh ones being required.