§ Mr. COOPER RAWSON
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to a statement by Mr. Reeve Jones, chief immigration officer, to the effect that the Aliens Order will be amended in a month's time and Germans 2406W will be allowed to come over as ordinary aliens; and whether he will make a statement on the subject?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
My attention has been called to a report in the Press of an alleged statement by Mr. Reeve Jones, but I find on inquiry that the report is inaccurate, and that, in fact, in reply to a question by the Court, he said that the special statutory restrictions on former enemy aliens would come to an end on 24th December, but that there would still be ample power to deal with them under the Aliens Order. His remarks, therefore, correctly reflected the position in regard to the control of former enemy aliens after the end of this year, as explained in the reply which I gave on the 27th November to a question by the hon. and learned Member for the Ealing Division (Sir H. Nield).