HC Deb 07 November 1940 vol 365 cc1471-2W
Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the management of certain hotels, as, for instance, the Anglo-Swiss Hotel, Bournemouth, have issued advertisements announcing that they do not cater for members of the Semitic race; and whether he will take steps to prevent this discrimination among British subjects?

Mr. H. Morrison

If any hotel proprietor in this country is guilty of copying Nazi methods in this way, there will, I am sure, be general public reprobation of such action. I am advised that an innkeeper is not entitled to discriminate between one person and another if he has accommodation available, and that a traveller who is refused accommodation at an inn, except when no accommodation is available, has a right of action for damages against the innkeeper.

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