§ 40. Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a young Belgian, Raoul Van Parys, living at 5, Beckwith Road, Herne Hill, a conscientious objector to military service, is employed on work of national importance as a substitute for a British subject serving in the Army; why this young man has been subjected to domiciliary visits and constant police attentions; and whether he will in future be allowed to continue his present useful work?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir George Cave)
I have no information that this man is employed on work of national importance as a substitute for a British subject serving in the Army. Inquiries have 1004 recently been made through the police as to why he refuses to discharge his military obligations under Belgian law; and steps are being taken, in pursuance of the arrangement between the British and Belgian Governments, to enforce those obligations by means of a Deportation Order.