HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 cc1661-2
28. Sir A. FELL

asked the Secretary of State for India if definite arrangements have been made that any German missionaries who may have been left in India will be sent back to Germany as soon as may be, that none of them shall be allowed to return to India after the Peace, and that are will be taken that they do not return in the guise of Swiss or other nationality?


The Secretary of State has no doubt that as soon as opportunity offers the Government of India will repatriate in accordance with their settled policy the few German missionaries who still remain in India, with such individual exceptions (if any) as reasons of humanity may make expedient. The answer to the second and last parts of the question is in the affirmative.

Sir J. D. REES

Is the Secretary of State aware of the insidious influence of these missionaries, and that they are always trying to take advantage of their position to make mischief, and will he consider the propriety of making no exceptions?