§ 102. Mr. S. Silverman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he is detaining in Brixton prison Mr. B. Fisz, an alien who was resident in this country before the war, who volunteered first for civil defence work and then at the age of 18 years, for the R.A.F., who served in the Armed Forces under British command for five years and seven months with an excellent record and whose whole family were murdered in Poland during the war.
§ Mr. Ede
This man, with another Pole, was convicted of receiving stolen property and in addition to being sentenced to a term of imprisonment was recommended for deportation. He has been detained while inquiries were being made regarding his antecedents and his associates. I have now decided to release him subject to special restrictions in order to enable him to make his own way out of the country as an alternative to deportation.
§ 103. Mr. S. Silverman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he is detaining in Brixton prison Mr. M. Lipschitz, who was born in 1917 in Petrograd, who is the holder of a Nansen passport, who has been resident in this country since 1938 as a refugee from Nazi oppression, and whose volunteered service in the British Army was rejected on 231W medical grounds, the result Of his internment in the Sachronheusen concentration camp by the Nazis.
§ Mr. Ede
This man was sentenced to a month's imprisonment and recommended for deportation in December last, and on his appeal to quarter sessions in January the sentence and recommendation were confirmed. Since the sentence expired he has been detained pending the completion of arrangements for enforcing the deportation order which I felt it my duty to make against him.