18. Mr. Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the total number of convictions for espionage in Great Britain for the years 1935 and 1937, respectively?
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir Samuel Hoare)
The term "espionage" is not known to the criminal law. In 1935 there was one case of a man convicted on a charge under the Official Secrets Acts of communicating to an unauthorised person secret papers calculated to be useful to an enemy. There was no case of the kind in 1937.