HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 cc421-2W

asked the Home Secretary if he proposes to take any further action to ask those Belgians who came over during the War to now return to Belgium; and whether it is with his knowledge and consent that some are remaining?


The British Government are co-operating in every way with the Belgian Government in the appeals which they have made that the Belgians who took refuge in the United Kingdom during the War should return to their own country. I do not think there are any further steps that I can take. I am aware that a certain number—a very small percentage of the total—of Belgian refugees are still here; but no question as to my consent arises.