HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 c1007W
Mr. Higgs

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that small batches of foreigners are meeting together in order to advance their common interests; and will he give instructions to prohibit all assemblies of aliens?

Sir J. Anderson

There already exist powers under the Defence Regulations to prohibit certain types of meetings, whether attended by aliens or not; but I do not think that the object which my hon. Friend no doubt has in mind could be attained in the manner he suggests.