§ 2. Mr. Anthony Greenwood
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he has authorised the re-entry to this country of the Quaglino brothers, who returned to Italy in 1940 with other Fascist sympathisers in the party of the then Italian Ambassador; and what steps he is taking to ensure that they refrain from political activities.
§ Mr. Ede
Permission was given to these two brothers to come to this country for a visit to deal with the business interests which they acquired during their residence here before the war. They will be expected to leave as soon as the purpose of their business visit has been fulfilled. I have no reason to suppose that they will engage in undesirable activities but in the event of them engaging in activities other than the business purposes for which the visit was authorised their stay would be terminated immediately.
§ Mr. Greenwood
May I ask my right hon. Friend to bear in mind that although, since putting down this Question, I have heard that the two men performed valuable services to the Allied cause during the war, there is still some disquiet that they should have been admitted to this country while many hundreds of others are refused admission?