HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 c1958
12. Mr. Keeling

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under what section of the Emergency Powers Act, 1939, he made the Emergency Powers (Defence) Employment in Essential Undertakings in Egypt Order (S.R. & O. No. 9, of 1944), whereby British subjects in Egypt are subject to direction as to their employment.

Mr. Eden

My Order of 6th May, 1944, applied to certain undertakings in Egypt Regulation 58AC of the Defence (General) Regulations and was made under power given to me by that Regulation. Regulation 58AC was made by Order in Council on 27th November, 1941, under powers given to His Majesty in Council by sections 1 and 3 of the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1939, as amended by the Emergency Powers (Defence) Act, 1940.