§ Mr. Riley
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can now state the number of persons who have been arrested and detained in the West Indian Colonies under the Defence of the Realm Regulations since the outbreak of war; the number of persons at present under detention; and whether all the persons at present detained have had the opportunity of appearing before a local advisory committee?
§ Mr. George Hall
On the information available in the Colonial Office and excluding enemy aliens and aliens removed from ships, the number of persons who have been detained in the West Indian Colonies under local Defence Regulations equivalent to United Kingdom Regulation I8B since the outbreak of war is ninety-four, of whom thirty-four are still detained. Of these, ten are aliens, sixteen are British subjects of enemy origin, and eight are British subjects. As regards the last part of the Question, all persons detained under these Regulations are at liberty to make an objection to an Advisory Committee constituted in accordance with the Regulations.