HC Deb 16 January 1940 vol 356 cc8-9
11. Mr. Mander

asked the Secretary of State for War the extent to which friendly aliens have been permitted to serve in the British Army?

Mr. Stanley

The number of aliens accepted for service in the Army up to 6th January last is 905.

Mr. Mander

Is it proposed to permit Czechs to enlist in the British Army, or will they be allowed only in the French Army?

Mr. Stanley

There are a certain number of stateless aliens and also Germans who have been enlisted, but I will look into the question whether they include any original citizens of Czecho-Slovakia.

Colonel Wedgwood

Does the 900 include Czechs?

Mr. Stanley

I have said I will look into the question whether they are included under "stateless" or "Germans."