HC Deb 08 April 1941 vol 370 cc1432-3W
Sir H. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether a British subject who has been temporarily resident in enemy territory and leaves such territory is, or is not, treated as an enemy under the Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939, immediately on leaving such territory on entering a neutral country in transit to England?

Sir K. Wood

A British subject is not necessarily divested of the status required by residence in enemy territory as soon as he removes from that territory, but if he quits it in (transit for England he enjoys, while in transit, permission to draw upon his resources in this country for necessary maintenance, and recovers full power over those resources when he reaches England.