HC Deb 04 November 1937 vol 328 cc1101-2
37. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Home Secretary what is the present position as concerns permission to reside in Great Britain of agents acting for the Nazi or Fascist parties, who supervise German and Italian nationals lawfully residing in England; and whether he will take action in connection with their continued residence in this country?

Sir S. Hoare

There is power to require the departure from this country of any alien whose presence is considered not to be conducive to the public good, and I should not hesitate to exercise this power in proper cases.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Minister aware that they have a system whereby Nazis in this country supply names to Hamburg, and that masses of literature are sent from Hamburg to these people for the purpose of distribution in this country?

Hon. Members

What about Russia?

Mr. Gallacher

On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. Has an hon. Member the right to make a libel against me and my associations in this House, and refuse to make it outside in public? It is coming from the back.

Mr. Speaker

That is a matter between hon. Members.