HC Deb 26 May 1938 vol 336 cc1404-5W
Mr. Fleming

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Mrs. Elsie Hesse, a German Jewess, was convicted of attempting to avoid payment of customs duties at Croydon Airport; and whether he has made a Deportation Order in this case?

Sir S. Hoare:

Yes, Sir. I have received a report of the case. Mrs. Hesse is the wife of a German manufacturer who has permission to remain in this country for the purpose of his business; the Court made no recommendation for the deportation of Mrs. Hesse and I do not consider that it is a case in which I should be justified in making a Deportation Order which would involve the separation of a wife from her husband.