38. Sir F. HALL
asked the Home Secretary if an Order has been made for the deportation of Trebitsch Lincoln, the Hungarian spy and late Member of Parliament for Darlington; if arrangements were made for this Order to be carried out on 2nd July; if the deportee was recalled when on his way to the port of embarkation; and, if so, will he state the grounds for such action?
§ Mr. SHORTT
The facts are correctly stated in the first three paragraphs of the 588 question. The deportation of this man was suspended on receipt of information which made it appear undesirable to allow him in present circumstances to return to his own country. He remains in internment and his repatriation will be carried out later.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Why is it more desirable to have this most undesirable person in this country rather than in his own country?