HC Deb 09 April 1940 vol 359 cc476-7
101. Mr. Levy

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the regional advisory committees, which are to review the cases of certain uninterned aliens, will be engaged permanently on this work, or whether they are to be disbanded when the initial review, now contemplated, is completed?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)

These regional advisory committees have been appointed to carry out certain specified blocks of work. Whether, when they have completed the tasks which at present have been assigned to them, there may be any further work of the same kind which they could advantageously be asked to undertake, is a question for later consideration; but their work is not of such a character as to require them to be kept permanently in existence.

Mr. Burke

Before these committees are disbanded, will they be allowed to complete the work on which they now are engaged?

Mr. Peake

Yes, Sir.