HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 cc498-9
21. Captain Ramsay

asked the Home Secretary whether he has granted any applications from foreigners desirous of attending the Anti-God Congress, which has been arranged to be held at the Conway Hall on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of September?

Sir S. Hoare

The answer is in the negative.

Captain Ramsay

In view of the fact that at least two representative and responsible organisations are prepared to submit definite evidence of the fact that this Congress has been arranged in cooperation with the International Godless Movement at Moscow, will my right hon. Friend receive a deputation with a view to excluding the attendance of any foreigner?

Sir S. Hoare

I am quite ready to receive any information that my hon. and gallant Friend may wish to give me, but I have answered the question on the Paper, and have said that I have not had any application of this kind.

Mr. David Grenfell

When the right hon. Gentleman does receive the information, will the hon. and gallant Member give the authority upon which it is based?

Captain Ramsay

indicated assent.

Mr. Gallecher

On a point of Order. Is it in order for hon. Members, in questions, deliberately to misrepresent what is taking place at a particular gathering in London? Time and again such misrepresentations are made.

Mr. Speaker

It is certainly not in order, but I am sorry to say it is very often done.