HC Deb 17 December 1919 vol 123 c444W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the Assistant Commissionner of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, special branch, informed the solicitors of Miss Lillian Scott Troy, an American citizen, that the detention of Louis Anton von Horst had nothing to do with Miss Troy, and that her presence or otherwise in this country had no bearing on the question of his continued detention in an internment camp in this country; and whether he will state the reason or reasons for this statement?


I am informed that the Assistant Commissioner of Police wrote a letter to certain solicitors to the effect stated. His reason for so doing was to correct a misconception which appeared in a letter which they had addressed to him.