§ Squadron-Leader Hulbert
asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the entry of the United States of America into the war and the consequent close association between our two countries, he will relax the restrictions under the Defence Regulations placed upon American citizens in Great Britain and free them from the necessity of complying with any curfew?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The restrictions in question are part of the general scheme of alien control and apply to all persons who are not British subjects whatever may be their nationality. Exemptions from these restrictions are freely granted by chief officers of police in any case where there is a presumption that the applicant's sympathies are with this country, but I am looking into the question whether any modifications of the existing arrangements are feasible.