asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why no explanatory memorandum was attached to the Alien Protected Areas Order (S.R. & O., 1944, No. 176), which involves reference to an Act of Parliament and 15 earlier Orders.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The general effect of this Order, as was explained in my answer to the Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Morley (Mr. H. Beaumont) on 24th February, is to maintain, within the Aliens Protected Areas, 2207W certain restrictions which no longer apply outside those Areas. The Order is also a consolidating Order. It has not been the practice to attach an explanatory memorandum to Orders made under the Aliens Order of 1920, and I do not think that the present Order is so complex as to require one.