HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 c589W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Home Secretary the number of enemy aliens now certified as residing in Oxford and Cambridge, respectively; and whether he is satisfied that the police supervision is effective?

Sir J. Anderson

The numbers of Germans and Austrians registered as resident in the city of Oxford and the borough of Cambridge is 641 and 505 respectively. As I have already indicated, I do not think it should be assumed that every person possessing German or Austrian nationality is a potential menace; but there are individuals—who are not necessarily persons possessing German or Austrian nationality—whose activities require watching, and constant vigilance is being exercised for this purpose.