HC Deb 24 July 1918 vol 108 c1840W

asked the Home Secretary whether he can meet the views of the public in respect of enemy aliens, especially in large towns like Manchester, by the establishment in such areas of a local committee or authority before whom all those who desire to bring forward cases of enemy aliens, whether naturalised or not, may have inquiry made and such aliens dealt with according to the facts disclosed, thus removing the unrest occasioned by the belief that such persons are in their midst?


The cases of enemy aliens exempted from internment are about to be dealt with by the Advisory Committee, whose appointment was announced in the Press yesterday. The public have been invited to communicate to the Committee any statement they may wish to make with regard to any individual enemy alien. The Committee are empowered, if they think it desirable, to hold local inquiries. Any information throwing suspicion on any naturalised person should be communicated to the police, who will make all necessary inquiries.