HC Deb 21 June 1951 vol 489 cc684-5
9. Mr. Harry Wallace

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that certain members of the Polish community in the United Kingdom are engaged in the practice of collecting for transmission to the Polish Government information about other members of the Polish community; and since such activities are not conducive to the public good, whether he will exercise his power to deport the persons concerned.

Mr. Ede

Yes, Sir. The activities to which my hon. Friend refers have for some time been known to me, and I take a serious view of them. Thirteen persons concerned have been identified and I have made deportation orders against them on the ground that their continued presence in this country is not conducive to the public good. One has already left the country and others will be deported as soon as practicable. I hope that this reply will be a warning to Poles and nationals of other Communist-controlled countries who are resident in the United Kingdom to be on their guard against approaches by persons who may be collecting information for the Governments of those countries. Any such approaches should be reported to the police.

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