HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 c1028W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether it is his intention to deport to Russia those Russian subjects who hold Russian certificates of exemption and those who belong to the second-class militia and are above thirty years of age, seeing that neither of these categories have been called to serve in Russia at the present time; and (2) what steps he intends to take to make a military register of all aliens of military age in this country; whether such a register will include neutral as well as friendly aliens; whether it will be entrusted to the military authorities, to the police, or to the municipal authorities to make and to maintain this register; and whether it would distinguish those liable to be called up by their own countries?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the official notice published yesterday. All aliens of allied and neutral nationality are already registered with the police in all parts of the country except the Metropolitan Police district. The registration in the Metropolitan Police district had to be deferred on account of the large number of aliens there resident: but it will now be applied to male aliens of French, Italian, Russian, and Serbian nationality. Belgians are already registered. The same particulars will be registered as in the rest of the country.