§ Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the Home Secretary whether he will state the number of German and other enemy aliens who were exempted from internment so as to enable them to do work of national importance; and how many of these persons have been repatriated since the Armistice?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I regret that the figures asked for are not available. Exemptions from internment, as the hon. Member is aware, were granted for several distinct reasons, such as length of residence, British connections and sons in the Army, as well as on account of the national utility of the man's work; and no separate list was kept of those whose exemption was due to the last-named reason.