HC Deb 30 March 1939 vol 345 c2195
15. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the activities of a pro-Nazi organisation in this country known as the Link; whether his attention has been called to certain methods of propaganda adopted; and whether he will take steps to deport the German subjects concerned?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir Samuel Hoare)

I understand that the organisers and principal officials of this body are all British subjects. The last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.

Mr. Mander

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this organisation does all it can to glorify Hitlerism, and derives support from Nazi sources; and is it not desirable that the British public should realise what its precise but undeclared objects are?

Sir S. Hoare

I understand that this organisation is mainly for the purposes of pro-Nazi and anti-Semite propaganda. More than that I do not know.

Mr. McGovern

Will not the Home Secretary see that any person who desires Hitler rule instead of British rule is allowed to go back to Germany?

Sir S. Hoare

These are British subjects.

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