HC Deb 25 July 1940 vol 363 cc991-2W
Mr. C. Wilson

asked the Home Secretary how many detention orders have been made under Regulation 18B up to the last available date; how many were aliens; how many British subjects; how many have made representations in writing as provided for in Regulation 18B (4); in how many cases has the chairman of the advisory committee informed the detenu of the grounds on which the order was made as provided for in Regulation 18B (5); how many cases has the advisory committee disposed of; in how many cases has the committee recommended that the order should be revoked and in how many maintained; have the recommendations in all cases been acted upon; and how many persons are now detained?

Sir J. Anderson

The number of orders made under this Regulation to the last available date is 1,465. Of these 23 were in respect of aliens and 1,442 in respect of British subjects. Objections to Advisory Committees against the making of the order have been made in 1,093 cases. The committees have already taken up 875 cases, and the chairman has, in each of these cases, informed the person concerned of the grounds on which the order was made. The committees have disposed of 151 cases and of the 74 reports so far submitted to me, 17 have recommended release and 57 have recommended continued detention. I have accepted the recommendation of the committee in all these cases. The number of persons now detained under the Regulation is 1,266.