HC Deb 13 May 1918 vol 106 c58W

asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a resolution from the London Master Bakers' Protection Society in reference to the number of enemy aliens carrying on business as master bakers; whether he is aware that by the employment of un-interned German workmen these enemy-aliens are placed in a more advantageous position than their British competitors, particularly since the age for military service has been raised; and what steps he proposes to take?


Yes, Sir; I have received such a resolution. The particulars of all male enemy subjects exempted from internment or repatriation, including bakers and their employés, have been lodged with the National Service Department with a view to their placing these men in work of national utility. If any case in which injurious competition with a British business can be alleged is brought to my notice, I will make special inquiry.