HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 cc606-7W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the adverse effect on the war effort of the nation of the internment or the restriction of the freedom of movement of Class C aliens of technical and scientific knowledge and experience; and what steps is he taking in order to accelerate the return to full freedom of such persons, largely refugees from Nazi persecution, who are proved to be loyal, so that they may be enabled to render the fullest service to the allied cause?

Sir J. Anderson

Yes, Sir; and, while such measures of restriction have been, and will continue to be, applied as are necessary in the interests of national security, arrangements have been made to give special consideration to individual cases where it is established that the person concerned is well disposed towards this country and it is represented to me by the Government Department concerned that a relaxation of the restrictions would help to further the national war effort.

Mr. Thurtle

asked the Home Secretary whether Messrs. Kurt Huebschmann and Hans Baumann, who have recently been permitted to photograph Cabinet Ministers in Government offices, are British subjects?

Sir J. Anderson

Neither of these persons possesses British nationality.